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  • Don’t like small talk, love rainy days.
  • Thank God I have four sons. The mother/daughter relationship is one of mankind’s great mysteries, and for womankind, it can be hellaciously complicated. My mother and I are quintessential examples of the rewards and frustrations, and the joys and infuriations it can yield.
  • My mother, whom I love dearly, has continually revised my life story within the context of a complicated family history that includes more than the usual share of divorce, step-children, dysfunction, and obfuscation. I’ve spent most of my adult life attempting to deconstruct that history and separate fact from fiction.
  • To me, at forty-four years old, my book was a search for truth and identity.
  • My life was a mystery even as I lived it.
  • I grew up in a dysfunctional family.
  • Although I was raised Jewish, my upbringing didn’t include any formal religious education or training.

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