Book extract: Mom’s madness shook my world from infancy

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Book extract: Mom’s madness shook my world from infancy

‘A Childhood Made Up: Living With My Mother's Madness’ is a memoir about a boy’s traumatic upbringing

Brent Meersman

A Childhood Made Up: Living With My Mother's Madness (Tafelberg, R290) is a poignant memoir by Brent Meersman. Like Augusten Burroughs’s 2002 book Running With Scissors, it tells the story of Meersman’s traumatic and painful upbringing with wry humour and delicate brutality. 

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