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"Rats' feet on broken glass."
September 21, 2018
"Rats' feet on broken glass" is how Sally Field describes the atmosphere in her home during the year she was filming Gidget.
This memoir is authentic, raw, amazing, shocking and inspiring and I could not put it down. The common saying 'that you never really know what another person is experiencing nor what they've been through so ... be kind" surfaced in my mind over and over again while reading "In Pieces".
One could assume that the telling of the raw sexual abuse Sally experienced may have been encouraged by the ME TOO movement. Not so as it took her many years to write it. The gut feeling Sally had as a child each time she was about to be victimized is described as "fingernails down the blackboard". It is chilling.
I can't help but wonder how Sally's life would have turned out had she "told someone". I am not hopeful.
The book opens with the telling of how her female ancestors were also victims of social cultural judgement in different but heartbreaking ways.
The quality of writing is impressive and the extent of naked honesty is rare and a gift to all that read this book.