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SHE'S NOT HERSELF A Psychotherapist's Journey into and Beyond Her Mother's Mental Illness

by | Read by Linda Appleman Shapiro, George Guidall

Biography & Memoir • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2014

After narrator George Guidall uses his vocal mastery to deliver the foreword, the author, a psychotherapist, narrates her heartfelt memoir with extraordinary grace. It's the story of the multigenerational tragedy caused by her mother's chronic depression: Shapiro struggled as a child to understand her mother's unexplained symptoms and, as an adult, took on the relentless responsibility of caring for her mother while learning to be a mother herself. Though the story of family care falling to a woman is an old one, the author's nuanced observations and self-awareness give her experiences special poignancy. She describes the trauma to herself and her family without a trace of self-pity. Poetic writing and a performance that could not sound more touching make her journey a model of resilience for caregivers everywhere. T.W. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: JULY 2021]

Digital Download • Linda Appleman Shapiro • 2021

DD ISBN $19.95

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