Sunday, April 23, 2017

Rosemary: the Hidden Kennedy Daughter/240 pgs.

I knew very little about Rosemary Kennedy, other than that she was mentally challenged, prior to reading this book. Her impact on her family, and her ultimate impact on how the mentally handicapped were (and still are, to a certain extent) treated in our country, was eye opening. It was a hard read--especially the section about lobotomies in general, and Rosemary's, in particular. It was a worthwhile read, and one I recommend!

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A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: a Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal/Jen Waite/260 pgs.

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