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Ghostbox: A Memoir

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Two years after Walter R. Jacobs was forced to call his new stepmother "Mom," she cancelled what would have been his 13th Christmas. In the memoir Ghostbox" Jacobs explores a life where family problems are blamed on "disrespectful" children who refused to accept "Mom's" authority. His stepmother is a "sociological ghost," a force that limited his thoughts and decisions unt ...more
Published June 11th 2007 by iUniverse (first published June 1st 2007)
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Jen Mein
Reading a memoir of someone whom I have actually met in person is a new experience for me. I was quickly drawn in because parts of his past reminded me of my own. I felt humbled to be a witness to the emotional journey he was on while writing his stories. I guess I should have expected that I would take a little journey of my own while reading this memoir. I finished the book a couple hours ago and my mind is flooded with memories and I am wondering if I have any talisman to put into a Ghostbox. ...more
Paul Zerby
I learned much about dealing with the personal ghosts from our past that we all face. A well and honestly written memoir.
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Sep 25, 2008 Walter rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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Dean of the College of Social Sciences & Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
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