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House Rules A Memoir (Paperback)

Author:  Rachel Sontag
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061341231
ISBN-13: 9780061341236
Sku: 208355902
Publish Date: 4/1/2009
Pages:  288
Age Range:  NA
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Traces the authors journey of recovery and self-discovery after a childhood marked by her mentally ill father, a respected suburban doctor who hid from the outside world an obsessive need for control that caused him to torture his wife and children about the most minute details of their lives. Reprint. 25,000 first printing. *Author: Sontag, Rachel *Subtitle: A Memoir *Publication Date: 2009/04/01 *Number of Pages: 261 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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Traces the author's journey of recovery and self-discovery after a childhood marked by her mentally ill father, a respected suburban doctor who hid from the outside world an obsessive need for control that caused him to torture his wife and children about the most minute details of their lives. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Exploring the tenuous line between discipline and abuse, Rachel Sontag details her struggles to escape the oppressive rules her father enforced in her family home. To the community, Sontag's father was a respected physician, but at home, he was a domestic dictator who imposed bizarre mandates on hygiene and locked the phones in a safe whenever he left the house. Rachel's mother quietly submits to her husband's demands, in part because he keeps her supplied with prescriptions of Lithium, but Rachel decides to rebel in any way she can, which only makes matters worse. Even after she escapes the house, the years of verbal and psychological torment have taken such a toll on Rachel that she finds herself continually enacting masochistic patterns of behavior which sabotage any hope for happiness. Only by exorcising her demons can Rachel ever begin to lead a normal life, which means that this memoir is not merely a record of her recovery, it is an integral step in the process.

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0288
Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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