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  • Fiction Ruined My Family

  • A Memoir
  • By: Jeanne Darst
  • Narrated by: Jeanne Darst
  • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 63
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 56

Jeanne Darst was born the youngest of four daughters in an old, celebrated family long past its glory days. For the early part of her life, the family survived on the memory of past generations' grandeur, and the romantic belief that Darst's father would restore that greatness with his destined career as a novelist. Within a few years, however, it was abundantly clear to everyone but him that despite the many years enslaved to the writer's craft and lifestyle, he was never going to sell a book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Hysterically funny

  • By Molly on 10-19-11

Amazing!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-23-15

Joanne Darst is my new favourite author. Absolutely brilliant!
Cannot recommend this book enough. Hilarious, poignantly sad, moving, thought provoking.