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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (243 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret Robison Narrator: Debra Monk Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In The Long Journey Home, their mother, Margaret Robison, finally gets to tell her side of the story, which is more nuanced and poignant than one would ever imagine. Beginning with her childhood in southern Georgia, with its façade of 1950s propriety masking all sorts of recognizable demons (alcoholism, sexual repression, misogyny, suicide, and disease) up until her mental breakdown and, in recent years, her recovery from her massive stroke, The Long Journey Home is Robison's attempt to make sense of a complicated, often tortured, and complex American life. She writes movingly and honestly about her shortcomings as a parent, her difficult marriage, and her two now-famous children. An accomplished poet and artist, Robison tells the heartbreaking but ultimately uplifting story of a woman trapped by social convention in a time when escaping cultural expectations was harder than we now can remember.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela Taylor | 1/14/2014

    " Margaret Robison's memoir is very insightful. She bares her soul, telling the reader of her accomplishments as well as her many failures. Margarets tell us proudly of het 2 sons (both accomplished authors themselves). The ups and downs of her life are told from the heart. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sharon | 1/8/2014

    " written by Augusten (Chris)Burroughs mother...Not sure I beleive everything she wrote..also dont know how she could write so clearly what was going on during her psychotic episodes..Just not real believable.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nancy | 12/31/2013

    " I had to read this book, since I've read both her sons memoirs....but she is so psychotic it was sometimes unbelievable. I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. It is mostly about all her psychotic episodes in different mental hospitals. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rena | 12/13/2013

    " Nothing very interesting happens. Probably because I've read all of her son's books, I was most interested in the part of the story involving the psychiatrist. The writing is not boring. "

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