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Later with Myself: The Misadventures of Millie Moskowitz

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Twelve-year-old Millie Moskowitz doesn’t know that her father has a “Mafia mistress” and an illegitimate son; she only knows that he sleeps elsewhere, carries a gun and comes and goes as he pleases. When Lee Moskowitz is at home, Millie is his personal foot rubber and back scratcher while her mother cooks his meals, washes dishes and irons his shirts. Seeking to escape her ...more
Paperback, first, 414 pages
Published July 14th 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Debbie
Sep 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Sheryl Sorrentino’s book – Later With Myself – is the story of a self-obsessed, driven
man and the daughter who loves him. The author develops the character of Lee Moskowitz, the Father, with a fine ear for dialogue. Her “spoken” narration goes to the heart of Millie, his daughter. Interestingly the tone and language of the book gain insight and maturity as the character, Millie, grows up. This is an intense story. Dysfunction rules. What’s new here is that fiction often presents the mogul on hi
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Yvette
Nov 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Raw. This is the one word that I would use to describe this book. It has an honesty that is refreshing. What this author has done with this story is amazing. It takes true, God given talent, to do what, Sheryl Sorrentino, has done with this book. This type of writing isn’t something that you cultivate, I truly believe, that it’s a talent that you are born with. She is able to tell a horrific story, through the eyes of a victim without the victim sounding victimized, instead she sounds strong, sy ...more
Ellen
Sep 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This was a great book, but not at all what I expected. When I picked it up I thought I was going to get a light summer read, but instead I got a very complex and heart wrenching story about a little girl's journey though her tumultuous and difficult childhood. This book evoked such intense emotions for me. I haven't felt so strongly about any cast of characters, literary or otherwise, in a very long time. Sheryl Sorrentino has done a brilliant job with her first novel and I sincerely hope t ...more
Linda
Aug 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Above all, this is a great story! The language, pace, and characterizations are those of an accomplished writer, even though this is a first novel. The book is both laugh-out-loud funny and deeply affecting emotionally. The main character, Millie, is a bright pre-teen who is doing her best to figure out a life for herself in the midst of a family that cares nothing about her. Her father, a racist, misogynist bully, and her mother, a passive dishrag, are too involved in their own lives to provide ...more
Rebecca
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Okay, this is now my third attempt at trying to write a review for Later with Myself. Somehow I feel as though nothing I could write will be adequate enough. To say that I was spellbound would be an understatement.
Mille like any young girl just wants love and attention but when her parents fail in that department ( and fail miserably I might add) she sets out on a path of self destructive behavior. The consequences of that behavior will ultimately end up haunting her for a lifetime. Sheryl Sorr
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Sheryl Sorrentino
Jul 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
“Later With Myself: The Misadventures of Millie Moskowitz” chronicles one woman's midlife struggle to make sense of her dysfunctional upbringing. I think you will find it to be a great read--despite its controversial subject matter. This gritty and shocking story is really about Millie's redemptive power to heal and grow, despite the obstacles of her bizarre and toxic childhood. Happy reading!


Alisha Simko
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Im so sad that this book had to come to an end, this is my first book I've read by Sheryl Sorrentino and it sure wont be my last, I immediately got drawn into this book from the very first page, I felt a connection with Millie one of the main characters, she went through a lot of the same things I've been through in life. I want to say so much more about this book but I don't want to ruin the story for anyone but I will suggest if anyone is looking for a really good book to read this one!!! Sher ...more
Gabrielle Grossman
Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
“Later With Myself” is a "page-turner" and the reader will find herself "rooting"
for the heroine, Millie, as her story progresses. Millie does her best to make sense of the environment she is thrust into, never meaning to break the rules of society but trying to deal with a family environment of loneliness while fulfilling her own need for affection. She comes across as a good person with a certain childlike loyalty to her family, even when they were awful. Every reader should be able to identi
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Randie
Sep 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Later With Myself was my first read by this author. The copy of the book was given to me courtesy of the author.

I know NOT everyone will find this book to their liking because of the language and subject matter. However, this did NOT put me off to reading this book. It reminded me of V.C Andrews books in a way because her writing is always different and has sensitive subject matter. The same is true of Jodi Picoult. I would recommend this book to anyone who is familiar with the sensitive subjec
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Tara
Jan 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
3/6/12 I just bought this for Kindle:) Can't wait to read it!!

I finished this whole ebook yesterday, 8/21/12.

The book's honesty really made me think. I think it is hard to share our own personal life stories & wait for what others think.

I give this e/book 5 stars. I do this for many reason. For 1, it was intriguing to me. It kept me wanting to read. For 2, it's really a personal story, whether or not the real names & slight things have been changed. It's very hard to share your personal
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Yalda Vahdani
Apr 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Millie's story is incredibly touching and poignant. Heart wrenching at times and hilarious at others, this book is full of emotion and strength. I'm a huge fan of Sheryl Sorrentino and Later With Myself is a perfect example of why. Her style frank and honest but with a charm that is unparalleled. I cheered for Millie from start to finish and it was wonderful to see her come into her own. Fantastic book written by a fantastic author. I can't wait to read what she writes next!
Andrea "Drea"
Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Amazing! I related to it on so many levels and went through every emotion in the book. I finished it on Feb 24, and am still thinking about it a week later. I think it will be one of those books that will always be in the back of my mind. Thank you, Sheryl Sorrentino, for sharing this story with the world."
Rosemarie
Aug 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
A powerful, emotional story of relationships within a family struggling with a father's inability to cope with a life he didn't want. Very well-written. Looking forward to more books by Sheryl Sorentino.
Kp
Feb 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think Sheryl has a really compelling story to tell! It's very readable, and I think she's brave to put her own personal history out there in this type of book. One issue with the book is that to me it reads like a memoir, and I think it might have been better in that category.
D.i.K. Doty
Apr 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book very much. It is sometimes gritty and at other times heart warming. But certainly worth reading. You can't go wrong with this one!
Ruth Turner


I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I struggled with this story almost from the first page, and there were times when I really didn't want to finish it. But having said that I'd read and review, I felt obliged to keep going.

This book has been described as raw, shocking and emotional, but I didn't find it so. Although the author's family were certainly dysfunctional I wasn't shocked in the least.

It's also autobiographical fiction, which means it's
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Holly
Jun 29, 2012 rated it liked it
I could relate to many aspects of this story. We all have dysfunction from our childhoods to integrate into our adult lives. I think Sheryl was very brave to put herself out there in this context. The story kept my interest, but I struggled with the connections and resolutions or lack thereof. I think there's a lot more to this story. It seemed like the resolution with her father was a bit forced like she wanted to put it to rest, but there were issues she didn't really deal with. I think it's a ...more
Marcia A
Apr 01, 2012 rated it it was ok
This seemed to be quite a contrived story of an extremely dysfunctional family in the 1960's and later, until I found out it is actually biographical (and by a local author). While I am complaining about it, I have to admit it held my interest as I read it!
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Sheryl Sorrentino is the author of five very different novels: Later With Myself: The Misadventures of Millie Moskowitz (which recounts a neglected twelve-year-old’s devastating pregnancy); An Unexpected Exile (a romantic ride with Risa Weinberg, a 29-year old Jewish fashion merchandiser who is relentlessly pursued by a charismatic and slightly "off-kilter" Sandinista rebel); The Floater (th ...more