From the age of five, all Brickhouse wanted was to be at a party with a drink in one hand and a cigarette in the other, and all Mama Jean wanted was to keep him at that age - her Jamie doll forever. A Texan Elizabeth Taylor with the split personality of Auntie Mame and Mama Rose, always camera-ready and flamboyantly outspoken, Mama Jean haunted him his whole life, no matter how far away he went or how deep in booze he swam.
"wonderfully refreshingly humbly honest!"
"Beyond Suicide's Shame" is from the May 30, 2016 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Jamie Brickhouse and narrated by Sam Scholl.