Award winning author Laura Claridge was in the midst of writing the first critical biography of etiquette doyenne Emily Post when she started acted nonsensical, according to her family. To this day, Claridge has no firsthand memories of that nine month period in 2003, when, it turned out, her brain was indeed going crazy, due to a rare, devastating cancer. Laura Claridge turns the focus on herself as she weaves a journey of her modern, mixed family and her writing about Emily Post, into her battle against a life-threatening illness. From her Florida childhood chasing DDT trunks that sprayed magical, deadly twilight fog through her neighborhood, to her shocking misdiagnosis as a "typically menopausal" depressed woman - at turns dramatic, humorous, spellbinding, and beautiful but always truthful - Mind Over Manners presents an unforgettable, searing story.
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