work in progress
Lessons in Reverse
My memoir examines the fraught, corrosive, and incomplete relationship I shared with my father for forty-six years, the way it influenced my own life choices, and my struggle to make sense of our failed connection after his death.
The book is a testament to the oft-overlooked influence fathers have on their daughters, and how this important dynamic can inform a woman’s sense of self, her sexuality, and her ability to form healthy relationships with others—and most especially with men.
Ultimately, “Lessons in Reverse” reveals the narrator’s discovery that forgiveness isn’t the only path through the dark. That the way we come to terms with those who’ve hurt us deeply is as much a journey as a personal choice, and one we can only embark on in the context of our own failings, along with our ability to remain true to ourselves.
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