Who do you think you are?: a memoir
1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
After her mother's death, Alyse Myers covets only one thing: a wooden box that sits in the back of a closet. Its contents have been kept from her for her entire life. When she was thirteen years old her mother promised she could have the box, "when I'm dead. In fact, it'll be my present to you."Growing up in Queens in the 1960s and '70s, Alyse always yearned for more in life, while her mother settled for an unhappy marriage, an unsatisfying job, and ultimately a joyless existence. Her father drifts in and out of their home. There are harrowing fights, abject cruelty, and endless uncertainty. Throughout her childhood Alyse adamantly rejects everything about her mother's lifestyle, leaving her mother to ask "Who do you think you are?"A personal portrait of a mother and daughter,Who Do You Think You Are'explores the profound and poignant revelations that so often can come to light only after a parent has died. Balancing childhood memories with adult observations, Alyse Myers creates a riveting and deeply moving narrative.
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|record_details||ils:.b23979744|Book|Books|1st Touchstone hardcover ed.|English|Touchstone,|2008.|250 p. ; 23 cm.|
|subject_facet||Dysfunctional families -- New York (State), Myers, Alyse, -- 1956-, New York (State) -- Biography|
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