By Margaret Robison
Margaret’s Southern Gothic childhood, and life in the 1950s, was a different world than the world today. However, even then it was a facade. It was not the life that it appeared to be, setting the stage for many of Margaret’s later struggles. The difficult societal changes following the 1950s were challenging enough. Add to that Margaret’s turmoil in dealing with issues of alcoholism and mental illness, not only as a woman but as a wife and mother.
Margaret is open about her battles and her feelings. Her memoir is difficult to read in its honesty and its poignancy. Yet it is beautifully told and ultimately inspirational.
Indeed, it was a long journey for Margaret, but I believe she is finally “Home”.