The Sex Doctors in the Basement by Molly Jong-Fast
True Stories from a Semi-Celebrity Childhood

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Molly Jong-Fast grew up in a town house with a pink door and paintings of ladies playing naked Twister. There were world-famous therapists living in her cellar, a secretary with a brain tumor, a nanny who was a numbers runner, and grandparents who revealed that they had sex on their first date.
Leading therapists agree: a normal childhood.
In Girl [Maladjusted], Molly Jong-Fast takes us on a tour of her big fat Jewish bohemian upbringing. With the same keen insight, effortless cool, and buoyant wit that won her legions of devoted readers in Normal Girl, she offers a riotous and affecting coming-of-age story that is both uniquely weird and weirdly universal.


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About Molly Jong-Fast

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Molly Jong-Fast is the twenty-two-year-old daughter of Erica Jong & Jonathan Fast. Her essays & articles have appeared in "Mademoiselle", "Marie-Claire", "The Forward", & "Mode". She lives in New York City with her cocker spaniel, Godzuki.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Villard. 210 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Jong-Fast is sarcastic but not stupid, and she wields an acid pen—the “muumuu-wearing fascist” psychiatrist to the stars who helps her lose weight is dubbed “Adolf Hitler,” and one in the succession of dubious secretaries for her mom at their home on East 94th Street is “Marie Osmond,” for her “i...

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Jong-Fast (Normal Girl ) writes about growing up with her eccentric, bohemian mother (novelist Erica Jong, author of Fear of Flying ) in a Manhattan townhouse with a hot pink door.

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