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Review: Toxic Family by Susan Gold

Toxic Family is exactly what Susan Gold grew up experiencing. The book chronicles her growing-up experiences and how she finally healed.

Susan doesn’t hold back as she explores her life in a home of chaos. I particularly appreciate the real experiences Susan Gold shares that some memoirs gloss over. Each chapter features a photo (or two) enhancing the reality of the book. 

A central theme the author explores is the need to push herself in sports to avoid the other things in her life. How the author shared her feelings of defeat and uselessness was precisely how I felt. No one has been able to express those feelings in a way I could relate to better than Susan. 

Activities that match each chapter’s theme are at the end of the book, which is a beautiful touch to an important story. 

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