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
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.
Here’s an exclusive extract.