Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book.
Sample Book Insights:
#1 I was always the lowest-ranking member of the family. I was never in any doubt about my position. Everything that went wrong in the house was my fault. When our cat escaped out the back door just before our mother was going to take him to the vet, it was my fault.
#2 I was born in 1945, while my father was still stationed in Burma fighting with the Marines. My parents were very different: my father was a kind man who got the rough edge of my mother’s tongue, while I was unwanted and unloved.
#3 I was a small child, and I hated green vegetables. I never had a big appetite, but I especially hated sprouts. I would sit there all afternoon, waiting for my vegetables to be finished so I could go to the bathroom and throw up.
#4 I knew from an early age that my mother never wanted me, and never loved me. I didn’t feel anyone loved me, and I began to fantasize that my real mother was out there somewhere, waiting to take me away.