Never has the powerful, ambivalent bond between mothers and daughters been portrayed more compellingly or lucidly than in this nationally acclaimed true-life drama.Never has the powerful, ambivalent bond between mothers and daughters been portrayed more compellingly or lucidly than in this nationally acclaimed true-life drama.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 1988-02-26 This supple, energized memoir chronicles Gornick's (Essays in Feminism) explosive relationship with her mother and her unsuccessful battle to reject a legacy of hatred, depression and humiliation. Gornick is ``an able storyteller with a keen ear for dialogue,'' but, according to PW, her work bogs down with ``therapy-talk and self-indulgence.'' (May)
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