My Mother, Munchausenโ€™s and Me

โœจ๐—”๐—จ๐——๐—œ๐—ข๐—•๐—ข๐—ข๐—ž ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ฉ๐—œ๐—˜๐—ชโœจ

Ten years ago, Helen Naylor discovered her mother, Elinor, had been faking debilitating illnesses for thirty years. After Elinorโ€™s self-induced death, Helen found her diaries, which Elinor wrote daily for over fifty years. The diaries reveal not only the inner workings of Elinorโ€™s twisted mind and self-delusion, but also shocking revelations about Helenโ€™s childhood. โ€จEverything Helen knew about herself and her upbringing was founded on a lie. The unexplained accidents and days spent entirely on her own as a little girl, imagining herself climbing into the loft and disappearing into a different world, tell a story of neglect. As a teenager, her motherโ€™s advice to Helen on her body and mental health speaks of dangerous manipulation. โ€จWith Elinorโ€™s behaviour becoming increasingly destructive, and Helen now herself a mother, she was left with a stark choice: to collude with Elinorโ€™s lies or be accused of abandoning her.

๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ธ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ!
My emotions were all over the place after reading this story, it was heartbreaking and difficult to read at times but at the same time it was unputdownable. If you are looking for more reading options for #nonfictionnovember you need to add this one to your list.

Thank you NetGalley , Thread and @Helen Naylor for this ALC.

๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ง ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ: ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด, ๐˜•๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด.

๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ๐˜€๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—บ๐˜† ๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€!๐Ÿงก๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿงก

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