Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience (Hardcover)

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In later years, as her mother battled mental illness and denied having taken the drug thalidomide known to cause birth defects Cronin felt apart from her family. After the death of a close brother, she turned to alcohol. Eventually, however, she found the strength to set out on her own, volunteering at hospitals and earning a PhD in clinical psychology.

Reflecting with humor and grace on her youth, search for love, and quest for answers, Cronin spins a shimmering story of self-discovery and transformation.

About the Author

Eileen Cronin won the Washington Writing Prize in Short Fiction and had a notable essay in Best American Essays. A practicing psychologist, she is an assistant editor for Narrative and lives with her family in Los Angeles.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393089011
ISBN-10: 0393089010
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: January 20th, 2014
Pages: 336
Language: English