Her Last Death by Susanna Sonnenberg audiobook

Her Last Death: A Memoir

By Susanna Sonnenberg
Read by Susanna Sonnenberg

Simon & Schuster Audio
8.08 Hours 1
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Her Last Death begins as the phone rings early one morning in the Montana house where Susanna Sonnenberg lives with her husband and two young sons. Her aunt is calling to tell Susanna her mother is in a coma after a car accident. She might not live. Any daughter would rush the thousands of miles to her mother's bedside. But Susanna cannot bring herself to go. Her courageous memoir explains why. Glamorous, charismatic and a compulsive liar, Susanna's mother seduced everyone who entered her orbit. With outrageous behavior and judgment tinged by drug use, she taught her child the art of sex and the benefits of lying. Susanna struggled to break out of this compelling world, determined, as many daughters are, not to become her mother. Sonnenberg mines tender and startling memories as she tells of her fierce resolve to forge her independence, to become a woman capable of trust, and to be a good mother to her own children. Her Last Death is riveting, disarming and stunningly told.

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A New York Times bestseller

Her Last Death begins as the phone rings early one morning in the Montana house where Susanna Sonnenberg lives with her husband and two young sons. Her aunt is calling to tell Susanna her mother is in a coma after a car accident. She might not live. Any daughter would rush the thousands of miles to her mother's bedside. But Susanna cannot bring herself to go. Her courageous memoir explains why.

Glamorous, charismatic and a compulsive liar, Susanna's mother seduced everyone who entered her orbit. With outrageous behavior and judgment tinged by drug use, she taught her child the art of sex and the benefits of lying. Susanna struggled to break out of this compelling world, determined, as many daughters are, not to become her mother.

Sonnenberg mines tender and startling memories as she tells of her fierce resolve to forge her independence, to become a woman capable of trust, and to be a good mother to her own children. Her Last Death is riveting, disarming and stunningly told.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Her Last Death is an emotional thriller. It is a manual for men and smart, searching individuals of any age or economic level. It is a disturbing story, yet at the end you might feel like cheering. It is a beautiful, beautiful book and I plan to give it to my nearest and dearest.”  Frank McCourt, author of Angela’s Ashes
“The wonder of this memoir is that the author survived her traumatic childhood and found a way of turning her memories into a fiercely observed, fluently written book…Ms. Sonnenberg [is] immensely gifted.”  Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
“One of the best memoirs to come on the scene since Jeanette Walls’ The Glass Castle…Precise, unsparing, and luminous prose. Heartbreaking yet wickedly entertaining…Highly recommended.”  Library Journal (starred review)
“A deeply personal account…Tragic but arresting—a worthy companion to Simone de Beauvoir’s and Vivian Gornick’s explorations of the complicated mother-daughter dynamic.”  Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Susanna Sonnenberg

Author Bio: Susanna Sonnenberg

Susanna Sonnenberg is the author of the bestselling memoir Her Last Death. Her essays have appeared in ElleO, The Oprah Magazine, and Parenting, among other magazines. She lives in Montana with her husband and two sons.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 8.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English