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Download Who Do You Think You Are?: A Memoir Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (348 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alyse Myers Narrator: Lorna Raver Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Growing up in Queens in the 1960s, Alyse Myers always yearned for more in life as she watched her mother settle for an unhappy marriage, an unsatisfying job, and a joyless existence. Alyse rejected everything about her mother's life, but after her death, she inherited a small wooden box whose contents revealed a deeply moving truth.

The dysfunctional relationship between Myers and her mother is poignant and heartbreaking at times. This is an honest look at how two very different and conflicting personalities inhabit the mother-daughter relationship - and how Myers learned to reconcile her relationship with her mother after her death. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sheri | 2/19/2014

    " A very hard book to read. The mean attitude this woman has towards her oldest daughter is plain cruel. She kicks her out of the house several times. She sits around in a housecoat all day, drinking coffee and smoking. The daughter is the favorite of her dad's 3 daughters, but he dies at age 33 and she's left with this unloving mother. What is interesting is that the 2 younger sisters are raised lovingly. Sad, tired book. Glad to see the end of it. The writing was good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elaine | 2/10/2014

    " This is a memoir coupled with a mystery. Alyse's childhood was not happy, with her father's illness, mother's resentment and constant fighting and bickering. When she discovers a wooden box in her mothers closet after her death, she hopes the contents of the box will answer her questions about her parents, their choices, and her relationship with her mother. She tells the story in two voices, one as a girl and the other as an adult. At times I found it simplistic, but it must have been cathartic for the author as she strove to come to grips with her emotions and how she matures to adulthood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christa Sgobba | 2/6/2014

    " I think I'm on a memoir kick lately, but this book was pretty interesting. The mother sounds like such a complete monster, though, that you have to wonder how exactly reliable the narrator is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robin Gaby | 2/6/2014

    " I loved this book. The writing is fluid and conversational and the author is honest, even when the truth doesn't necessarily favor her. It's a wonderful read. "

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