Personal reflections on a woman's life, as child, wife, mother, and developing consciousness, by the bestselling author of The Seal Wife and The Kiss. In this exquisite, provocative book, Kathryn Harrison re-creates episodes in her life, exploring how experiences of childhood recur in memory to be transformed and sometimes healed in the lives we lead as adults. Standing in her children's bedroom, Harrison asks, How did it happen that I got from there to here? She writes of how her early longing for the mother who abandoned her led to a pattern of self-destructive behavior, from shoplifting to bulimia, yearning for ways to transcend, even erase, her physical self, and of her simultaneous effort to become the perfect child her mother could love. She writes of her life today as a wife and mother, of a woman's life as a process of transformation, re-creation, and overcoming self, in a book that is by turns startling, moving, and insightful, full of intimate scenes from the life of a remarkable writer who is also a daughter, a mother, and a woman of today.
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