If the sins of the mother are visited upon the daughters, actress Catherine Lloyd Burns (ER, Malcolm in the Middle) has certainly made the best of them. Her breezy childhood in a wealthy Manhattan family was shattered by her father’s death at age 9 — and her mother’s response: She warned her daughter not to use the tragedy to manipulate others. Either admirably progressive or monstrously self-absorbed, Mom embarked on sexually liberating relationships and a successful academic career, while Burns bounced through boarding schools and boyfriends, developing bulimia and a cocaine addiction. Sound unbearably grim? Surprisingly, It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks isn’t; Burns’ vignettes are wry and touchingly authentic.
It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks If the sins of the mother are visited upon the daughters, actress Catherine Lloyd Burns (ER, Malcolm in the Middle) has certainly...It Hit Me Like a Ton of BricksNonfictionCatherine Lloyd Burns If the sins of the mother are visited upon the daughters, actress Catherine Lloyd Burns (ER, Malcolm in the Middle) has certainly...2006-04-14North Point Press
Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Catherine Lloyd Burns; Publisher: North Point Press
Posted April 14 2006 — 12:00 AM EDT
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