Alice Carrière opens her memoir with a matter-of-fact narration that belies the privilege she experienced growing up in a 17,000-square-foot building in New York City, where she shared rooms with fruit trees and roses that climbed a staircase and with visiting celebrities. Though her narration grows emotional periodically, it is, for the most part, straightforward. Her style is welcome in an audio that is both candid and extreme as she describes her bohemian mother's eccentricities, exotic travels with her father, an actor; cutting herself; and institutionalization for mental illness. This may be the most honest memoir ever written. Descriptions of sexual abuse and cutting scenes may make listeners uncomfortable, but they are well rendered and haunting. S.W. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Spiegel & Grau by OrangeSky Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9781667076195 $24.99
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