Passing for Normal: Memoirs of a Cult Child

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In Passing for Normal Carl invites you into the mind of an unwitting cult member. With a series of short stories and scenes, he takes you on a journey through the early years of that child’s life, from birth to escape. The point of view ages with the boy, giving the reader a candid insight into what life was really like in the 1980s and 90s as a second-generation member of The Family International More

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About Carl Asher

Carl Asher was born and raised within the isolation of The Family International. Kept segregated from all outside influences as a child, such as music, movies and books, he longed for escape. The secret discovery of George Orwell’s 1984 fueled his desire for literary contraband, and his admiration of such authors as a result drove his passion to become an author himself.


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Note that this trailer makes the book seem a little more grim than it actually is. The book deals frankly and openly with the aberrant lifestyle which was ours, but it doesn't dwell on the negative; the stoicism I, like my many peers, had to nurture in order to survive and ultimately escape, will uplift instead of depress.

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Review by: Blair Benson on Sep. 3, 2012 :
I don't usually read poetry, but the way Carl uses it to tell his stories is just perfect. Sometimes enchanting, sometimes horrific, I was hooked, straight through to the end.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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