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Critical Praise

"A beautiful memoir, humorous and compassionate."


"Startling, raw, and affecting, a painful exercise in which memoir as therapy becomes memoir as art."

The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Irene Vilar is a writer of extraordinary passion, erudition, and intelligence."

Tobias Wolff

"Stunning. A Lyrical and visionary memoir of depression, Puerto Rican identity, and young womanhood."

Kirkus Reviews