The story was just a life story, no real substance or meaning. Though I'm sure the cussing and sexual parts had to be told, this type of book isn't for me. Lots of facts without depth of feeling
Listen to about four audio books a months. Never without one.
I hated this book. I try to read a variety of genre of books. This one often pops up on "must read" lists. I knew it was a memoir written by the daughter of neglectful parents. I made it half way through and quit it. Finally two months later, I revisited it and finished it. The story is told in a cool, detached fashion and lacks any insight. These parents were abusive and narcissists. Sadly, probably mentally ill and the dad, alcoholic. They were not eccentric. I often "do" tough topics and abuse is one of them but I want to learn from the author. How did she survive these parents and how could she possibly have kept them in their lives? Tragic story. Horrible book.
My son was given this book for his summer reading list from his teacher. We purchased it for our road trip & it was not only wonderful to listen to but it brought our attention together, which as a mother I really enjoyed. The story also made ME feel like I was a pretty darn good mum :-)
This was an interesting story with a great narration. It was a very intriguing and captivating story to listen to while simultaneously being productive. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in well written memoirs.
This was an incredible story! I admire the drive and persistence of the author and her siblings. They were truly blessed with spirit and fortitude to overcome. Read this book and appreciate what you have
Dark but tender read . You will have compassion for children growing up in such chaos And compassion for the parents who's madness and different mind set drives the story