Mermaid: A Memoir of Resilience (Paperback)

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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393350746
ISBN-10: 0393350746
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: February 16th, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English