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Daughter of the Drunk at the Bar: For Every Regular Manning a Barstool There's Likely a Family at Home Paperback – August 11, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
The author captures the 70s and 80s - my 70s and 80s - so well. Love's Baby Soft, the Bee Gees, and the need of a teen to fit in. It's hard to fit in, though, when things are upside-down at home. The author's anger and hurt and shame are so evident; reading, I felt her pain. Her memories brought back some memories of my own, good and bad. While her alcoholic father features prominently in the story, this is also a story about working through the rough times that life throws at us, finding the strength we need to survive and thrive, and growing beyond the confines of our upbringing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this book awhile back. But it is the kind of story you revisit in your mind long after you finish the last page. A beautiful book -- and an especially brave one.Published on January 28, 2014 by Courtney
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Michelle O'Neil is a wonderful writer and talented storyteller. Her writing style is observant, detailed and shows true emotion. Read more
Michelle O'Neil's story of her own coming of age in the midst of a severely dysfunctional upbringing will have readers alternately laughing and crying. Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by BemisReviewsBooks
Michelle's ability to write through the eyes of a little girl is amazingly powerful. The book will make you laugh and cry out loud... Read morePublished on January 4, 2012 by Hockey Dude in a business suit
Was a very disturbing book. Brought back may unpleasant feelings form my childhood. She is a very good story teller for one did not want to put the book down. Read morePublished on October 9, 2011 by Robert L. Vieyra