If You Promise You Won’t Tell

Part 6: “If You Promise You Won’t Tell: A Memoir”

Chapter 3. Mem Buys a Baby and a House [O]ne is born from the mother…so that the image of the woman is the image of the world. —Joseph Campbell One night, just weeks after I turned five, Mem sat in the living room, sewing a bonnet as the sun was setting. She stopped every few minutes and closed her eyes …

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Part 1: Preface for “If You Promise You Won’t Tell”

David had the idea of creating audio files of excerpts of my memoir. I decided to include an audio file in this post. I would love to know if you enjoy it. Preface There are frequently irreconcilable conflicts between loyalty to our parents and being true to ourselves. —Alice Miller In the first telling of my childhood stories, I wrote …

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Preface of “If You Promise You Won’t Tell”

Preface of the Memoir If You Promise You Won’t Tell There are frequently irreconcilable conflicts between loyalty to our parents and being true to ourselves. —Alice Miller If You Promise You Won’t Tell replaces my first memoir, Why I Left the Amish. This revision contains mostly new material of my childhood years, although the ending chapters about my exodus from …

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