House Rules by Rachel Sontag

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A memoir of a father obsessed with control and the daughter who fights his suffocating grasp, House Rules explores the complexities of their compelling and destructive relationship as Rachel fights to escape, and, later, to make sense of what remains of her family.


About Rachel Sontag

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Rachel Sontag was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois. She received her MFA in creative writing from the New School. She lives in New York City.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 274 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Self-absorbed debut memoir about growing up in a dysfunctional family ruled by a father adept at inflicting psychological pain.

Jun 24 2010 | Read Full Review of House Rules (P.S.)

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Sontag, a doctor's daughter, grew up in a family that seemed every bit the normal, suburban ideal. She and her sister were raised to value book smarts as well as worldly experience. What those

Feb 11 2008 | Read Full Review of House Rules (P.S.)

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HOUSE RULES, Rachel Sontag explores these important and tough.

Jan 22 2011 | Read Full Review of House Rules (P.S.)

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