Her Last Death

Her Last Death

A Memoir

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Baker & Taylor
Sonnenberg's memoir illuminates her resolve to forge her independence, to become a woman capable of trust and to be a good mother to her own children after being raised by a mother who was a compulsive liar and a drug user.

Blackwell North Amer
Her last death begins as the phone rings early one morning in the Montana house where Susanna Sonnenberg lives with her husband and two young sons. Her aunt is calling to tell Susanna her mother is in a coma after a car accident. She might not live. Any daughter would rush the thousands of miles to her mother's bedside. But Susanna cannot bring herself to go. Her courageous memoir explains why.
Glamorous, charismatic and a compulsive liar, Susanna's mother seduced everyone who entered her orbit. With outrageous behavior and judgment tinged by drug use, she taught her child the art of sex and the benefits of lying. Susanna struggled to break out of this compelling world, determined, as many daughters are, not to become her mother.
Sonnenberg mines tender and startling memories as she writes of her fierce resolve to forge her independence, to become a woman capable of trust and to be a good mother to her own children.

Baker
& Taylor

The daughter of a narcissistic and addictive mother shares the story of her life as it was influenced by her glamorous and charismatic mother's ill-fated teen elopement, compulsive lies, and dependence on cocaine, narcotics, and sex.
The daughter of a narcissistic and addictive mother shares the story of her life as it was influenced by her glamorous and charismatic mother's ill-fated teen elopement, compulsive lies, and dependence on cocaine, narcotics, and sex. 100,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
Her Last Death begins as the phone rings early one morning in the Montana house where Susanna Sonnenberg lives with her husband and two young sons. Her aunt is calling to tell Susanna her mother is in a coma after a car accident. She might not live. Any daughter would rush the thousands of miles to her mother's bedside. But Susanna cannot bring herself to go. Her courageous memoir explains why.

Glamorous, charismatic and a compulsive liar, Susanna's mother seduced everyone who entered her orbit. With outrageous behavior and judgment tinged by drug use, she taught her child the art of sex and the benefits of lying. Susanna struggled to break out of this compelling world, determined, as many daughters are, not to become her mother.

Sonnenberg mines tender and startling memories as she writes of her fierce resolve to forge her independence, to become a woman capable of trust and to be a good mother to her own children. Her Last Death is riveting, disarming and searingly beautiful.

Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2008
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
Description: 273 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780743291088
0743291085
Branch Call Number: 814.09 Son

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snowbird922 Nov 11, 2011

Didnt like this book at all!

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JUGEY
Mar 29, 2011

Wow....shocking, sexy, crazy story! I recommend!

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reedstevens
Mar 25, 2011

When I read a Mommy memoir, I want to discover how the daughter came to terms with her dreadful Mother.

Instead, Sonnenberg enables until she finds a husband who serves her neurosis, has a couple of boys who will face the same conflicts.

Resolution? She abandons her dying mother to her long-suffering sister.

Please.

judyp Mar 30, 2008

A unconventional memoir that captures the turbulent and often questionable relationship between mothers and daughters.

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judyp Mar 30, 2008

Sexual Content: Although not pornographic in nature, readers should be aware that there is sexual content that involves a minor.

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