"A skillful writer, Wiener artfully weaves the raw emotion of her childhood suffering with the cultural experience of the United States during the 1960s and ’70s. The music and political events of the time create a strong backdrop framing Wiener’s memories and feelings without overpowering the private nature of her story.
Intimate and absorbing, Wiener’s tale successfully captures the feelings of a spirited yet lost young child growing up in a tumultuous period in American history.” — Kirkus Reviews
"…one of those books you read with growing fascination….a spell-binding story." — Gift From Within
Heartwarming video of family dysfunction
— GM, Philadelphia, PA
— JLF, Grantham, NH
What a page-turner! An amazing journey through a world very alien to me. — KB, Portland, OR
— MB, Washington, DC
— CB, Beaverton, OR
Disturbing, moving, and humorous, it throws one through life's cyclone.
— PG, San Francisco, CA
… sparsely written but clear in its ability to plumb adolescent emotions and desires.
— CC, Sweet Briar, VA
… the roller coaster analogy is an apt one.
— MW, Portland, OR
— SM, Portland, OR
GREAT. Had trouble putting it done. — NB, Portland, OR
— PW, Ann Arbor, MI
— CG, Portland, OR
— YK, Loveland, OH
— SH, Hudson River Valley, NY
— AW, Tigard, OR
— JF, Dartmouth, NH
— EV, Valley Cottage, NY
terribly depressing — my Aunt "Alma"