The Nar­cis­sist’s Daugh­ter: A Meshuge­nah Love Story

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January 1, 2013

A young Jew­ish wife, new mom, and part-time pro­fes­sion­al pub­lic rela­tions exec­u­tive, con­fronts her husband’s infi­deli­ty — yet Moth­er insists she remain mar­ried to him. Furi­ous, Jody goes no-con­tact with Moth­er and embarks on an emo­tion­al jour­ney that includes manip­u­la­tion, lies, and secrets, as she seeks to emerge from a life­time of Mother’s nar­cis­sis­tic con­trol. Can Jody gain self-con­fi­dence and accept true love with an Ital­ian-Catholic wid­ow­er whom Moth­er rejects but Bubbe adores? Jody must make crit­i­cal choic­es as her new crush’s back­ground and secrets col­lide with her own — weeks before a pow­er­ful con­fronta­tion at her family’s high­ly-charged annu­al reunion in Westch­ester Coun­ty, New York. Will Jody remain mired in Mother’s manip­u­la­tion, or freed from a life­time of con­trol­ling influ­ences? Can love and inti­ma­cy guide Jody’s exo­dus or is the grip of the past too pow­er­ful? Filled with Jew­ish themes and Yid­dish words – and glos­sary this nov­el is a psy­cho­log­i­cal four-gen­er­a­tion fam­i­ly dra­ma equal­ly sad, sus­pense­ful, sexy, and laugh-out-loud fun­ny. Jody’s jour­ney is based in Boston with emo­tion­al coastal adven­tures in Maine and La Jol­la California.

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