"In this deeply moving, searingly honest new memoir, actress and mental helath icon Mariel Hemingway shares in candid detail the sotry of her troubled childhood in a famous family haunted by depression, alcoholism, illness, and suicide. Born just a few months after her grandfather Ernest Hemingway shot himself, it was Mariel's mission as a girl to escape the desperate cycle of severe mental health issues that had plagued generations of her family. In a compassionate voice, she reveals her painful struggle to stay sane as the youngest child in her family. The twisted legacy of the Heminggway family has never quite let go of Mariel, but in this memoir she opens up about her claustrophobic marriage, her faltering acting career, and her turning to spiritual healers and charlatans for solace. Mariel has ultimately written a story of triumph about learning to overcome her family's demons."--Publisher description.