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I'll Give You Something to Cry About

A Memoir of a Daughter's Struggle to Survive a Mother with Paranoia, Schizophrenia, and Manic Depression
Narrated by: Elizabeth Acker
Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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In I'll Give You Something to Cry About, Elizabeth Acker gives a stunning account of growing up under the abusive control of an emotionally and mentally ill mother. Elizabeth is forced to become estranged from her father, and struggles alone to create hope and meaning for her life, while serving her mother like a slave. This audiobook is a true account of a daughter's struggle to survive a mother with paranoia, schizophrenia, and manic depression.

©2016 Elizabeth Acker (P)2017 Elizabeth Acker

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Narrator makes me feel as though I'm being abused<br />

I have listened to many similar books but can't go any further with this one. Her voice sounds angry... She is abusing the Listener.

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I can't even finish it.

If you never got past 6th grade, this should be right on your reading level. The narrators voice switching from character to character is so amateurish that at times I had to just turn it off. The story is typical of someone who has a very difficult childhood, but it takes a long time to get anywhere. Perhaps if I were reading it, it would be tolerable. I could skip ahead. I am giving up. Not sending it back, since I sent back the last , similar book , "Estranged", by Jessica Gross. Move on.

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Reader Comments

This book is recommended to people that survived living with a parent who was mentally ill and was negatively affected by the experience. Having survived living with a mentally ill parent I can say that reading this book has helped me to heal.