Publish date: October 30th 2012
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Biography Memoir
, New York
, Mental Health
, Mental Illness
I really liked this book. I have read several books by Russo, so I was interested to see how close his small town settings came to his real life. I was mostly surprised that the book was almost completely about his mother (someone else aptly called it a “mom-oir”). He does acknowledge it at the star...
So here's a memoir focused on a man's relationship with his mentally ill mother. You'd think it would be sad, depressing, frustrating. Not so. It's all about survival and resilience. True, some things don't get better: the author's hometown of Gloversville, NY, went downhill after the glove factorie...
This book is more "mom"-oir than memoir. You won't learn much about Rick Russo except as it relates to his mother's inescapable grip on him. Jean Russo was one doozy of a dippy demanding dame. She taught Rick to think of himself and his mother as essentially one person -- "You and me against the wor...
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