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The beautifully crafted prose makes for a compelling read.
In a most beautiful and moving way, Ms Flynn tells her story of growing up in San Francisco as her Mom descends into mental illness.
It gives candid appraisal of a child's unconditional love for their parent and her innate desire for self preservation.
This book was so amazing in how clearly the author remembers and portrays the sweet, protective and imaginative relationships, play, and survival techniques she and her sisters... Read morePublished 9 days ago by oldbug
I was motivated to read this book because I attended high school with author Flynn, whom I remember as a quiet guarded bookish girl. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Fredric Hamber
I like memoirs and the complexities of those dealing with mental health issues but this book didn't keep me interested. Read morePublished 3 months ago by jayhawk
The author beautifully tells the story of her & her sisters' slow slide into a life ruled by their mother's schizophrenia. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jfancher
It must have been a very hard memoir to compose. A mother afflicted with schizophrenia and severe depression, leaving her children confused, although caring and king, wishing life... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Cus
I love memoirs, but this one fell flat. While I felt sorry for the author, I couldn't bring myself to read past the first fourth of the book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ren
This is a searingly beautiful account of a daughter's relationship with her mother who is managing mental illness. I read the book in one sitting in 6 1/2 hours. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Judith A. Middlebrooks
This is a beautiful account of a loving family but it lacked any dramatic situations or much staggering information on mental illness. Read morePublished 11 months ago by LSR
I can't even review this book because of how great it is. I'm updating for amazons preferences. This is on the top of the list of books I hand out to friends.Published 13 months ago by Dawn Whiteside