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The topic of this memoir is interesting (family and schizophrenia among three brothers), however the presentation was at times verbose and unclear.
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I have always been fascinated by the question of whether nature or nurture defines who we are.  This book brings me no closer to understanding, but it certainly made me think!  The author writes in a moving and clear way about their experiences and I found myself very immersed in the situation of both himself and his brother.  A very moving and personal account.
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This book really shows that how children are raised doesn't always define their adulthood. These 3 brothers were raised in a very dysfunction household with a verbally, physically, and emotionally abusive father and a mentally ill, unavailable mother. And each brother takes different paths through adulthood. 
This was a tough book to read because of all the abuse and how their mother lived. The timeline was a bit confusing and I think it could've flowed better.
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Thanks to Netgalley for the opportunity to review this arc. This is a personal and emotional story of a difficult upbringing with a violent father. It tells the story of three brothers. Sometimes as a reader I could get overwhelmed with detail and going between different parts of the story, which perhaps may have been easier to read as purely a one person account.
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