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Lies My Mother Never Told Me: A Memoir (2009)

by Kaylie Jones(Favorite Author)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 1
0061778702 (ISBN13: 9780061778704)
William Morrow
review 1: Gut wrenching. A child of privilege raised with every trapping of wealth by a loving, troubled father and an abusive alcoholic mother. The cruelty she endures at her mother's tongue is unspeakable. The daughter repeats the sins of the mother and becomes an abuser herself. A sad, crushing portrait of life with a chronic alcoholic who seemingly had everything but threw it all away and nearly destroyed her daughter.
review 2: The one thing that prevented this from 5 stars is my own personal dislike of overly codependent behavior. The only thing I knew about the Jones family was that her father James wrote From Here to Eternity and Some Came Running, both of which were made into interesting Hollywood productions. What I learned is that James Jones wrote these bas
... moreed on his own experience, that he hated war and killing with great passion, and before there was a diagnostic basis, he suffered from PTSD. He died of heart disease in 1977, and most of the book is dominated by the author's stormy relationship with her mother. Some of it is not easy reading, but plowing through it is worthwile. less
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Wow, the drama till the very end. That poor girl, her mother was pure devil fueled by booze.
I really liked the book. I couldnt put it down. It was sad, but unfortunately realistic.
I tried really hard to get into this book, but could not get past the 3rd chapter.
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