Memories and Memoirs
Don't Call Me Mother: Breaking the Chain of Mother-Daughter Abandonment is a moving and inspiring memoir that chronicles the inner journey from confusion and loss to understanding and forgiveness.
“I wanted to tell the secret stories that my great-grandmother Blanche whispered to me on summer nights in a featherbed in Iowa. I was eight and she was eighty…”
Don’t Call Me Mother is an inspiring chronicle of perseverance, healing, and the unquenchable power of forgiveness. Acclaimed author and therapist Linda Joy Myers’s compelling, compassionate, and often heart-wrenching memoir shares the story of her mother’s abandonment of her, part of a generations-long tradition in her family. Myers uncovers the layers of a painful secret she carried with her for years, transporting us on a journey that is both familiar and uncompromising in its honesty— a journey into the inner heart of a home shattered by abandonment and undiagnosed manic-depression—and a quest for the fulfillment of a childhood dream for a peaceful and loving family.