Elizabeth by Mary E Moloney
Learning to dress myself from the inside out

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The arduous path of becoming woman. Elizabeth—Learning to Dress Myself from the Inside Out narrates Mary Elizabeth Moloney’s search for authentic womanhood. Crippled by her mother’s intent to dress her in her own image, by her years in the convent, and later in a marriage, she sought help. Through dream-work with a wise Jungian analyst, she learned to step back from her doll-like façade, to take responsibility for her unlived years, to recognize and deal with her addictive personality, and to explore the richness of her gift as woman and as writer.

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Published February 21, 2012 by Heart Whisperings. 296 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs.

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When the narrator is asked if she would like to become a nun, she not only agrees but sheds tears as she tells her mother, “Your joy’s so deep.” She seems happy to join the sisterhood, but, leading up to her induction, she says she “slavishly obeyed,” leading to complete surprise when readers inf...

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Each outfit has been chosen by her mother, as Elizabeth acquiesces to her, until there is a shift and Elizabeth begins to create an identity for herself, a life free from her mother’s ruling and full of her own dreams and limitless opportunities.

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London Review of Books

The part of the address I remember best was Hill’s description of Hodgkin – like Hill a sophisticated Marxist – returning to Balliol in the 1960s and becoming the much-loved friend of even the most conservative fellows.

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