Posts Tagged: family secret
Building a life based on lies was how my parents had taught me to live, and it would take a full twenty-one years after I left home the first time, at seventeen, to begin to try to do it differently. To unravel my past, to build a life hinged on the simple premise that I mattered.
I’m so mean-spirited. I wrote all my mother’s slights down. There were so many of them.
So explains Sally Mann, photographer and author of recent memoir Hold Still, who goes through some old boxes at Book Page, from uncovering family secrets in the attic to a few juicy examples from her “bulging file called ‘Maternal Slights.’”...more