I am an avid thrift store book junkie. You just never know what book will pop up that you wouldn’t find in a regular chain bookstore.
Sometimes the dysfunction of the people in the book might be why I never saw it on the best seller list. Some of these true stories can be hard to take.
I know Grey Gardens the documentary had a following and I was so curious about those ladies and dug up newspaper articles etc… but it’s tough when there is no fairy tale , save the day ending. we sill look. Like a car wreck I guess.
Which brings me to the book of this week.
the secret life of The Lonely Doll The Search for Dare Wright By Jean Nathan
Woa, talk about dysfunctional parenting. This book has it in spades. Abuse in the form of mental deprivation, who should not have children, and more- all here.
The fact that Dare wrote books about the Lonely Doll is additionally disconcerting -(I haven’t seen those books in person yet) but, if you read her story your teeth might actually hurt.
This book by Jean Nathan good read if you want to remind yourself that you survived your childhood, high school, the drama of life but, it’s a tough one.
It reminded me of; My Journey to Forgiveness Comes the Peace by Daja Wangchuck Meston. Also a tough one. Also, the mother in this non-fiction story would never get parent of the year or even parent of the once in a blue moon.
Below is the photo again from the book of the lonely doll and her two bear friends. I think I had to post it twice because it has a Twilight Zone feel.
Not sure if I am allowed to post photos from the book but, they can be removed if anyone says – REMOVE.
Whether you after a simple Sunday read or one that takes deep breathing to get through