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Accomplished New York Times writer and author of early cyber days turns to family history - a VERY different genre - and delivers with a wallop.
There's an art to creating the experience of the author's life as her voice matures and untangles, through decades of dysfunction, toward some maybe-future sanity. I kept wondering what nutso/psycho manipulative trick someone would pull next, as everyone tried to get on with life, yet it's all told calmly, without cliff hangers - the way life usually happens. It makes the pain, the struggles, and times of stability realistic.
The performance is lifelike and credible, adding realism to each voice in the family experience.
If you could sum up Mother Daughter Me in three words, what would they be?
The impossible dream
What was one of the most memorable moments of Mother Daughter Me?
When the grand daughter packed away her cello after being criticized by her grandmother.
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Three women who shared the same dream of rebuilding their relationship but the reality of generational differences, old resentments, past neglect and alcohol addiction made the dream impossible. Insightfully written and with equal parts anger and compassion, it's a book that every woman can relate to.