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The Resource Estranged : leaving family and finding home : a memoir, Jessica Berger Gross

Estranged : leaving family and finding home : a memoir, Jessica Berger Gross

Label
Estranged : leaving family and finding home : a memoir
Title
Estranged
Title remainder
leaving family and finding home : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Berger Gross
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A powerful, haunting memoir about one woman's childhood of abuse and her harrowing decision to leave it all behind that redefines our understanding of estrangement and the ability to triumph over adversity. To outsiders, Jessica Berger Gross's childhood--growing up in a "nice" Jewish family in middle class Long Island--seemed as wholesomely American as any other. But behind closed doors, Jessica suffered years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her father, whose mood would veer unexpectedly from loving to violent. At the age of twenty-eight, still reeling from the trauma but emotionally dependent on her dysfunctional family, Jessica made the anguished decision to cut ties with them entirely. Years later, living in Maine with a loving husband and young son, having finally found happiness, Jessica is convinced the decision saved her life. In her powerful memoir reminiscent of Jeannette Walls's bestseller The Glass Castle, Jessica breaks through common social taboos and bravely recounts the painful, self-defeating ways in which she internalized her abusive childhood, how she came to the monumental decision to break free from her family, and how she endured the difficult road that followed. Ultimately, by extracting herself from the damaging patterns and relationships of the past, Jessica has managed to carve an inspiring path to happiness--one she has created on her own terms. Her story, told here in a careful, unflinching, and forthright way, completely reframes how we think about family and the past
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
  • 362.76092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6626.52
LC item number
.G76 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Estranged : leaving family and finding home : a memoir, Jessica Berger Gross
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781501101601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961005755
Label
Estranged : leaving family and finding home : a memoir, Jessica Berger Gross
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9781501101601
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961005755

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