The author grew up with a life defined by her mother’s mental illness and suicide attempts and the results of the ensuing barbaric psychiatric treatment. As time goes on, Chana’s mother finally comes out as a lesbian, relieving the pressure and enabling her and her daughter to redefine their relationship. I was struck throughout my reading of this book of the consequences of internalized homophobia, not only on the individual, but on everyone involved. There are lots of great memoirs detailing the relationship between mother and daughter—this one is unique and not to be missed. —Review: Angel Curtis
Angel Curtis is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.