|"Lifeguarding" is a beautifully crafted, candid memoir of growing up within a seemingly perfect country-club family in the South whose flawless public facade hid the currents of alcoholism, mental illness, and family secrets that threatened to destroy them--but ultimately made them, and Catherine McCall, stronger.|
From the Publisher:
A psychiatrist offers a thoughtful memoir of growing up in a seemingly perfect family, whose heartwarming facade hides her father's alcoholism, her mother's anger, and the competitive swimming of her and her siblings, an activity that becomes an outlet for their difficult home life. Reader's Guide available. 20,000 first printing.