She's Not Herself

Young Linda grew up with a mother who was “not herself.” Years later, as a psychotherapist, the author looks back on her childhood in an effort to understand her mother’s mental illness and make sense of the effects of multi-generational traumas. The result is a memoir of love, loss, loyalty, and healing. More

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About Linda Appleman Shapiro

The daughter of Russian immigrant parents, Linda Appleman Shapiro was born and raised in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. As a behavioral psychotherapist for more than thirty years, she has treated adolescents, couples, and families, and has served as senior therapist at a facility for recovering addicts and their families. She has also led workshops advocating for mental illness, parenting, bereavement, and healing through meditation, hands-on healing, and dream interpretation. She and her husband, actor and audiobook narrator George Guidall, live in Westchester County, NY.


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