“Perfect is boring.” Well, 1983 certainly wasn’t boring for the Welch family. Somehow, between their handsome father’s mysterious death, their glamorous soap-opera-star mother’s cancer diagnosis, and a phalanx of lawyers intent on bankruptcy proceedings, the four Welch siblings managed to... read more
“Does it feel that your life's become a catastrophe?Oh, it has to be for you to grow, boy.”--"Take the Long Way Home," Supertramp
“I was seven when she first brought me to Weight Watchers. By the time I was a high school junior, we were doing the Shaklee diet together because Mom was out of work and started selling the disgusting meal-replacement shakes. I flavored mine with maple syrup extract and ended up smelling like pancakes for the entire semester. (pg 39)”amanda
“Mom thought I was too young to wear black, but I guess she figured I was old enough to help her pick out Dad's coffin. (pg 42)”Liz
“I spent most of that night comforting my friends ... <the night of her father's funeral> (pg 43)”Liz
“My mother was healthy, or so she had always seemed. She never smoked and rarely drank. She played golf and mowed the lawn and rode horses. She even owned a juice machine and made us all drink celery-carrot-apple-and beet cocktails, claiming they were "good for us" as we held our noses and gagged down the pulpy purple swag. (pg 63)”Liz
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