Who Do You Think You Are?: A Memoir

By Alyse Myers
Read by Lorna Raver

5.70 Hours 05/06/2008 unabridged
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Growing up in Queens in the 1960s, Alyse Myers always yearned for more in life as she watched her mother settle for an unhappy marriage, an unsatisfying job, and a joyless existence. Alyse rejected everything about her mother’s life, but after her death, she inherited a small wooden box whose contents revealed a deeply moving truth. The dysfunctional relationship between Myers and her mother is poignant and heartbreaking at times. This is an honest look at how two very different and conflicting personalities inhabit the mother-daughter relationship and how Myers learned to reconcile her relationship with her mother after her death.

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Summary

Summary

Growing up in Queens in the 1960s, Alyse Myers always yearned for more in life as she watched her mother settle for an unhappy marriage, an unsatisfying job, and a joyless existence. Alyse rejected everything about her mother’s life, but after her death, she inherited a small wooden box whose contents revealed a deeply moving truth.

The dysfunctional relationship between Myers and her mother is poignant and heartbreaking at times. This is an honest look at how two very different and conflicting personalities inhabit the mother-daughter relationship and how Myers learned to reconcile her relationship with her mother after her death.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Myers provides a moving lesson: we attach to our mothers when we’re young, reject them as young adults, and, hopefully, as Myers does, come to a place where we can identify with them and view them with empathy. This journey has universal resonance for myriad readers.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Here’s a book so honest it won’t let you off the hook…the writing is masterly: taut, honest, and strangely satisfying.” Frank McCourt
“Moving…The greatest gift [Myers’ mother] gave her daughter was the determination to create a different sort of life for herself.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Alyse Myers

Alyse Myers is vice president, brand programs for the New York Times. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 5.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English