The author seems to be one of the most lovely people in the world.
By the end, the book takes a tragic twist when we learn that the mother was a drug addict for most of her life and long before the Betty Ford Clinic was ever invented.
Unlike most memoirs, Du Plessix Gray delves deeply into the historical context.
On my kindle version, all the picture captions are incorrect. Have yet to finish the book and I am enjoying it except for the inconsistencies.Published 14 months ago by Bonita Morgan
This was recommended to me, and while I tried to get into it I found it cumbersome and too drawn out.Published 19 months ago by K. Johansen
I had read a review of Them: A Memoir of Parents. I wanted to read Francine du Plessix Gray. Them seemed to be the right place to start. It was the right place. Read morePublished on February 25, 2011 by G. C. Picchetti
As a fan of biographies, particularly the insightful kind about subjects who are interesting yet slightly obscured by time and not already the subjects of countless books and... Read morePublished on December 20, 2008 by Privacy, Please
I reluctantly read this as part of an adult ed. class on memoirs. I didn't think I would enjoy it. After all, I told myself, what do I care for the world of sophisticated New York... Read morePublished on June 6, 2008 by Jeanne
One aspect of the book demonstrated how powerful a mother's aspirations for a child are. It appears Tatiana's grandmother and mother instilled a belief you had to be successful or... Read morePublished on June 2, 2008 by TN
Her parents were indeed revolting.. and it is perhaps instructive to be assured again that all families were not invented by Norman Rockwell. Read morePublished on August 19, 2007 by Righter
I was enchanted by Ms. Gray's beautifully written memoir. She has lived through some dramatic world events with vivid front-line experiences and yet was able to share them in such... Read morePublished on June 7, 2007 by Nancy C. Nash
Thank you, Mme. du Plessix Gray for this evocative, brilliant memoir. This was the last book my Mother read before she died in August 2006. Read morePublished on April 14, 2007 by Elizabeth Dunkel