A Memoir Of Estrangement By Harriet Brown
Harriet Brown is the author of "Body of Truth" and "Brave Girl Eating." She has edited two anthologies and has written for the New York Times Magazine, O Magazine, Psychology Today, Prevention, and many other publications. She is a professor of magazine journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
In "Shadow Daughter," she tackles a subject we rarely discuss as a culture: family estrangements. Despite the fact that the issue touches most people one way or another, estrangement is still shrouded in secrecy, stigma, and shame. We simply don't talk about it, and that silence can make an already difficult situation even harder.
Brown tells her story with clear-eyed honesty and hard-won wisdom; she also shared interviews with others who are estranged, as well as the most recent research on this taboo topic."