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By Christina McDowell

ISBN-10: 1476785422

ISBN-13: 9781476785424

Within the culture of recent York occasions bestsellers What continues to be by means of Carole Radziwill and Oh the honor of all of it by means of Sean Wilsey, Christina McDowell’s unflinching memoir is a brutally sincere, cautionary story approximately one family’s destruction within the wake of the Wall highway implosion.
Christina McDowell used to be born Christina Prousalis. She needed to swap her identify to be legally extricated from the path of chaos her father, Tom Prousalis, left within the wake of his arrest and next imprisonment as one of many responsible avid gamers sucked into the collateral fallout of Jordan Belfort (the “Wolf of Wall Street”). Christina worshipped her father and the possible excellent lifestyles they lived…a existence she unearths out was once equipped on lies. Christina’s kinfolk, as is sometimes the case, had no suggestion what was once happening. Nineteen-year-old Christina drove her father to penitentiary whereas her mom dissolved in denial.

Since then, Christina’s lifestyles has been decimated. As her family members floundered in rehab, melancholy, homelessness, and loss, Christina succumbed to the grip of alcohol, medications, and promiscuity prior to discovering catharsis within the very unlikely of areas. From the bucolic affluence of suburban Washington, DC, to the A-list golf equipment and seedy underbelly of la, this provocative memoir unflinchingly describes the cruel realities of a fall from grace. filled with nineties nostalgia and entry to the internal circles of the Washingtonian societal elite, Christina McDowell’s appealing memoir is a Blue Jasmine tale from a daughter’s standpoint.

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I recall how, when I was still in my childhood, I used to leaf through the empty pages of my father’s books, the first pages in the binding; perhaps I’d find some notation about early members of the family. And I recall my disappointment at finding all the pages blank. Occasionally, I would turn to my parents, asking them to tell me something about their past. ” I would listen in on the intimate evening conversations between my grandmother and my mother as they spoke about the past and about life in olden times.

August 29 was a Thursday. In his memoir, my grandfather was far from consistent in the spelling of proper names, whether those of people or places. For the Lithuanian town of Rokiškis, for example, the Hebrew text sometimes has the Yiddish name Rakishok and sometimes Rokishki. For the town of Obeliai, the text sometimes has the Yiddish Abel and sometimes Abeli. The name of the town which Frieden calls Sirutzina and which I have not been able to locate definitively, is spelled three different ways on one xxxi xxxii Note on Translation and Editing page of the mimeographed memoir alone!

Xxxix Acknowledgments There are numerous individuals who provided assistance and support as I worked on the translation, editing, and annotation of my grandfather’s memoir, but the people who deserve my greatest thanks are those who encouraged me to undertake this project in the first place. Chief among these is my dear friend, the renowned poet Hava Pinchas ­Cohen, who not only convinced me that my Hebrew language skills were sufficient for the task, but who remained excited about the value of my project and who, with her intimate knowledge of the Hebrew language and her sensitivity as a writer, helped me with the translation of several difficult passages.

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