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Why Not Say What Happened?

Why Not Say What Happened?Born to great aristo-?bohemian privilege — ?her mother, the novelist and celebrated beauty Lady Caroline Blackwood, played muse and itinerant wife...Why Not Say What Happened?Memoir, NonfictionBorn to great aristo-?bohemian privilege — ?her mother, the novelist and celebrated beauty Lady Caroline Blackwood, played muse and itinerant wife...2010-10-13Knopf
Why Not Say What Happened? by Ivana Lowell

Why Not Say What Happened? by Ivana Lowell

B+

Why Not Say What Happened?

Genre: Memoir, Nonfiction; Author: Ivana Lowell; Publisher: Knopf

Born to great aristo-?bohemian privilege — ?her mother, the novelist and celebrated beauty Lady Caroline Blackwood, played muse and itinerant wife to painter Lucian Freud and poet laureate Robert Lowell, among others — brewery heiress Ivana Lowell also inherited a hefty share of the so-called Guinness curse. Why Not Say What Happened?, her recollections of sexual abuse, a disfiguring childhood accident, rampant neglect, and alcoholism — as well as her lifelong quest to discover her true paternity — could have made for grim reading, but Lowell’s writing remains conversational and refreshingly free of self-pity. B+

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