Bagels & Books: The Narcissist's Daughter
About the Book:
A young Jewish wife, new mom, and part-time professional public relations executive, confronts her husband’s infidelity — yet Mother insists she remain married to him. Furious, Jody goes no contact with Mother and embarks on an emotional journey that includes manipulation, lies, and secrets, as she seeks to emerge from a lifetime of Mother’s narcissistic control. Can Jody gain self-confidence and accept true love with an Italian Catholic widower whom Mother rejects but Bubbe adores? Jody must make critical choices as her new crush’s background and secrets collide with her own — weeks before a powerful confrontation at her family’s highly charged annual reunion in Westchester County, New York. Will Jody remain mired in Mother’s manipulation, or freed from a lifetime of controlling influences? Can love and intimacy guide Jody’s exodus or is the grip of the past too powerful? Filled with Jewish themes and Yiddish words – and glossary this novel is a psychological four-generation family drama equally sad, suspenseful, sexy, and laugh-out-loud funny. Jody’s journey is based in Boston with emotional coastal adventures in Maine and La Jolla California.
About the Author:
Mindy Pollack-Fusi is a lifelong writer, public relations professional, founder of The Place for Words, and journalist and essayist for The Boston Globe. She holds a B.S. from Syracuse University School of Communications and an M.S. from Boston University. Originally from Long Island, NY she moved to Lexington, Mass. then Brookline, Mass. and now lives in Bedford and Falmouth, Mass.
About the Event:
Tuesday, December 10 | 10:00 am
Mandel JCC, Palm Beach Gardens
Complementary for Chaverim, Star Arts, Publishers and Authors
$20 per person
*Cost includes bagels & coffee/juice, author talk & book signing
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