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The author writes damningly about her extrovert and charismatic mother, who you can't help but root for. The author clearly hated the noise and lack of rules as a young introvert, but the way she dismisses and treats her mother when older seems to have a lack of grace and cruel.
This is personal memoir at its best. The story is sad, tragic, funny, hopeful. The writing is excellent and the author clearly shows the emotional pain she has endured. It's not all maudlin. The author also paints a picture of healthy adults, and children, in her life. I loved the scenes of New York, the name-dropping, and her life overseas.
Martha Plimpton's narration is wonderful and was a perfect choice. All the best to the author and her mother.
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I love this type of book but the writer comes off a little spoiled. She DID have a terrible mom. And she was neglected by her mom but let's get real here. A lot of us have had it wayyyyy worse and didn't have the loving nanny or penthouse in NYC. I enjoyed listening to the stories but when she starts going to hospitals asking if she is brain damaged I couldn't help but feel annoyed.
Over all it's worth a credit . The glass castle is a much better book about a messed up childhood. If you had one credit to use I would use it for the Glass castle. If you have read that then get this book bc it's good too. But it smacks of poor little rich girl.
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