Liz Scheier’s darkly funny and touching memoir―with shades of Jeannette Walls’s The Glass Castle and Mira Bartók’s The Memory Palace―of growing up in ’90s Manhattan with a brilliant, mendacious single mother. Scheier’s mother Judith was a news junkie, a hilarious storyteller, a fast-talking charmer you couldn’t look away from, a single mother whose devotion crossed the line into obsession, and―when in the grips of the mental illness that plagued every day of her life―a violent and abusive liar whose hold on reality was shaky at best. On an uneventful afternoon when Scheier was eighteen, her mother sauntered into the room to tell her two important things: one, she had been married for most of Scheier’s...
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (March 1, 2022) Pages: 288 pages ISBN-10: 1250823137 ISBN-13: 978-1250823137 ASIN: B092T8G139
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Liz Scheier is a former Penguin Random House editor who worked in publishing and content development for many years, including at Barnes & Noble.com and Amazon. She writes book reviews and feature articles for Publishers Weekly. She is now a product developer living in Washington, D.C., with her husband, two small children, and an ill-behaved cat. Never Simple is her first book