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Subject: Her Last Death
Date Posted: 9/16/2010 7:18 PM ET
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This is a great screwed up childhood memoir if you liked The Glass Castle and those kind of memoirs I would really check this one out it is shocking at best.

Date Posted: 1/13/2011 6:30 PM ET
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Yesss!!! I loved it. I would love to find another book like it!

Date Posted: 1/17/2011 10:55 PM ET
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Have you read   Rescuing Patty  Hearst And staying Sane in a decade Gone Mad. It is about a girl who is raised by her schizophrenic mom it is crazy good .Allot of people I think miss it because how it is titled..



Last Edited on: 1/17/11 11:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 1/18/2011 8:46 PM ET
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I just added Her Last Death and will look into the other one..Thanks so much Heather :)

Date Posted: 1/18/2011 8:46 PM ET
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I just added Her Last Death and will look into the other one..Thanks so much Heather :)

Date Posted: 1/18/2011 8:46 PM ET
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I just added Her Last Death and will look into the other one..Thanks so much Heather :)

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 3:40 PM ET
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I havent heard of that one, but i am at the library now and am going to see if they have it.

Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/30/2011 10:40 PM ET
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Both those books are really good. If anyone comes across any other books like those please list them here.I have read The Glass Castle,  Lucky and,Running With Scissors.I also would be interested in what you thought of them.



Last Edited on: 1/30/11 10:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/31/2011 9:43 AM ET
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Sickened by Julie Gregory, about a girl whose mother had Munchausen by Proxy.  Fascinating book!

Diane

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 4:24 PM ET
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Three Little Words by Ashley Roades Courter. Very good!

Date Posted: 5/19/2011 10:06 PM ET
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Loved "Her Last Death".  Dysfunctional childhood memoirs are my favorite genre.

Date Posted: 5/20/2011 7:33 AM ET
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Same here Sandra..I just can not get enough of these type books. I post ton's of them and they are picked up right away..so there must be a following :)

Date Posted: 5/20/2011 7:11 PM ET
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I wish they were all available on CD!  I love those type of books but mostly just listen now.

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Date Posted: 6/21/2011 7:16 PM ET
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I can't remember her name, it's been awhile since I read it, but did anyone else find themselves disliking this girl? There were some messed up parts but she had some pretty great priveledges too. I had more messed up parts than she did, without the criminal elements (like the rape), but none of the perks. We got to be poor too. I don't know, I've seen a lot worse childhoods whose survivors did a lot less complaining.  It was an interesting story, I just don't feel that sorry for her. I actually felt similar about Sickened. It was horrible but Munchausen's was a very small part of it. Her mom didn't actually make her sick, she just made her act like it. I've seen stories where the women ended up killing the child they did so many things to them physically. I think the Munchausen's was the most minor diagnosis her mother would have been given in the list of what was wrong with her. Maybe it just should have been marketed differently.



Last Edited on: 6/21/11 7:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/1/2011 12:33 AM ET
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I agree, Barb. Lots of name dropping, too. I just didn't find her childhood all that awful. Breaking Night, aka From Homeless to Harvard, now THAT was a tragic, horrifying childhood.