Linda was appalled by the treatments prescribed to her mother and determined to make life better for her family. Linda eventually persevered, becoming a psychotherapist to help others like her and her mother, and marrying acclaimed audio narrator George Guidall.
©2007 Linda Appleman Shapiro; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC
Only if they're really interested in a very long story having little to do with mental illness.
The family's heritage. Just was too long.
This may be for others but not for me. Too many other good books on the subject. If it had Ben half as long I may have finished it.
I think Linda Shapiro told her story well and showed remarkable insight into the world of mental illness. She did not preach or whine about it just wove it into her autobiography.
George. While George did not narrate this book, I have listened to him many times as the narrator of other books and he is one of the greatest narrators I have ever heard. Also Linda who had the grace to hold herself above the family problems.
When they were in the theater and George was on stage. The mother had a funny albeit embarrassing reaction to the kissing scene.
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This book is not exactly time well spent, but it might be interesting to some in a sort of ho-hum way. There's really no surprises here, any first-year psychology student could come up with the same complaints about any disturbed parent, and I had the feeling Linda Shapiro should just get over it already!
I don't think I would listen to another book by this author, who seems to be to have a rather ordinary mind.
None of the characters are especially memorable, but there's some nostalgic interest in the descriptions of the old neighborhood, which I know well, and the old days, to which I also belong.
It was o.k. as entertainment, mild, inoffensive, but finally too predictable.
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