Memoir Of Family, The Holocaust, Trauma, And Identity, In Which Adam Frankel, A Former Obama Speechwriter, Must Come To Terms With The Legacy Of His Family S Painful Past And Discover Who He Is In The Wake Of A Life Changing Revelation About His Own OriginsAdam Frankel S Maternal Grandparents Survived The Holocaust And Built New Lives, With New Names, In Connecticut Though They Tried To Leave The Horrors Of Their Past Behind, The Pain They Suffered Crossed Generational Lines ☆ The Survivors Ä Download by ☆ Adam P. Frankel A Fact Most Apparent In The Mental Health Of Adam S Mother When Adam Sat Down With Her To Examine Their Family History In Detail, He Learned Another Shocking Secret, This Time One That Unraveled Adam S Entire Understanding Of Who He IsIn The Midst Of Piecing Together A Story Of Inherited Familial Trauma, Adam Discovered He Was Only Half Of Who He Thought He Was, Knowledge That Raised Essential Questions Of Identity Who Was He, If Not His Father S Son If Not Part Of A Rich Heritage Of Writers And Public Servants Does It Matter What Defines A Family S Bonds What Will He Pass On To His Own Children To Rewrite His Story In Truth And To Build A Life For His Own Young Family, Adam Had To Navigate His Pain To Find Answers And A Way ForwardThroughout This Journey Into The Past, His Family S Psyche, And His Own Understanding Of Identity, Adam Comes To Realize That While The Nature Of Our Families Traumas May Vary, Each Of Us Is Faced With The Same Choice We Can Turn Away From What We Ve Inherited Or, We Can Confront It, In The Hopes Of Moving On And Stopping That Trauma From Inflicting Pain On Future Generations The Stories Adam Shares With Us In The Survivors Are About The Ways The Past Can Haunt Our Future, The Resilience That Can Be Found On The Other Side Of Trauma, And The Good That Can Come From Things That Are Unspeakably Bad ✓ The Survivors ð Very self aware author for his age A bit scattered at times but I was able to see how he was trying to pull everything together into one, overarching, connected story Fascinating yet all too common story of a family affected by generations of hurt and tragedy. I have received a copy of this book by Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. Today s post is on The Survivors A Story of War, Inheritance, and Healing by Adam P Frankel it is 288 pages long and is published by Harper Collins The cover is red with a leafless tree in the center The intended reader is someone who is interested in family memoirs There is mild foul language, discussions of sex, and no violence in this book There Be Spoilers Ahead. From the back of the book Adam Frankel s maternal grandparents survived the Holocaust and built new lives, with new names, in Connecticut Though they tried to leave the horrors of their past behind, the pain they suffered crossed generational lines a fact most apparent in the mental health of Adam s mother When Adam sat down with her to examine their family
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Adam P. Frankel
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