A Good Kid: A Memoir
But the book also details more subtle psychological tortures: for instance, one Christmas, the children were photographed in front of piles of presents and then told they could pick only one. The rest were re-gifted, but the children still had to write thank you notes for every single gift.
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Joan Rivers had her fans and her detractors, but no one could deny her devotion to her daughter, Melissa, who often joined her mother on the red carpet critiquing the awards show outfits of various celebrities. Joan was brash, brassy, complicated, and generous, and no one knew her better than the woman who grew up with her.
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Her openness may make you feel better about your own impatience or frustration with the many unexpected, conflicting obstacles that motherhood can bring. Growing up, Rebecca Walker was taught to be smart and skeptical, and that her life could be anything she wanted it to be. But did she want it to include a child?