Better Broken Than New by Lisa St Aubin de Teran review from bank robber's bride to best young novelist
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Lisa St Aubin de Teran's memoir, Better Broken Than New, is a captivating account of her extraordinary life filled with dramatic experiences and unexpected twists. The memoir details her adventures and misadventures, leaving the reader astounded by the sheer amount of events she has lived through. From cheating death to cooking for a cannibal, surviving a racist maternity nurse, and fighting off home invaders in her 60s, her life is anything but dull. The defining moments in her memoir involve kidnapping her own daughter and living under police protection, which adds a layer of intensity to her already tumultuous journey. Overall, the memoir showcases how the author's unconventional beginnings shaped her extraordinary life.
Her beginnings, we learn, were fittingly unconventional. She was conceived in a mental hospital... Lizzie, as she was known in childhood, with saving her.
Lisa St Aubin de Teran's memoir, Better Broken Than New, is a vivid and captivating account of her extraordinary life. The memoir recounts her experiences of cheating death, cooking for a cannibal, surviving a racist maternity nurse, and fighting off home invaders in her 60s. These events, though extraordinary, become almost incidental in the grand scheme of the memoir, as the defining moments revolve around kidnapping her own daughter and living under police protection. The author's unconventional beginnings, including her mother's mental illness and her father's pseudoneurotic schizophrenia, set the stage for her adventurous life. The memoir offers an intimate and intense look into the author's life, showcasing her resilience and determination.
Cheating death thanks to a premonition, cooking for a cannibal and surviving the apparently murderous ministrations of a racist maternity nurse... and fighting off a homicidal gang of home invaders with a hunting knife in her 60s.
Read at www.theguardian.com
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