Kate Ward
February 08, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

Felicia C. Sullivan spends the majority of her childhood dealing with her addict mother, only to fall into her own drug-fueled habits as an adult. The most dysfunctional moment: As a young girl, Sullivan is molested by a friend after agreeing to take a bath with her. Here’s the bottom line: Though it’s relatively well-written, Sullivan’s memoir, The Sky Isn’t Visible from Here, comes off as a screed against her mother, and ultimately fails to garner sympathy for the author’s drug-addled adulthood (which, of course, she blames on…guess who). D

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