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A Good Soldier

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An emotionally riveting memoir, A Good Soldier perfectly captures the isolation and pain that can come from having a loved one with a mental illness.

When Ally Golden heads off to college, she breathes a sigh of relief; she is ready to discover herself, independent of her mother. However, this newfound freedom and several failed attempts at intimacy soon leave Golden feelin
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Published February 2nd 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Laura Marchildon
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is truly a heartbreaking, honest story, that held me captive, about how living with a mother, with Borderline Personality Disorder, can make such a lifelong impact on a child growing up.
“A Good Soldier”, by Ally Golden, begins on a beautiful, sunny beach. Ally recalls in great detail, having such a wonderful time with her mother and father.
Shortly there after, there is a rapid downward spiral as her mother becomes pregnant, an unwanted child that neither parents want. This results in esc
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Shelley M Isles
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A compelling read!

A memoir of her life growing up with her mentally ill mother. The narrative is both beautifully honest, while still tragic, as we see her try to navigate her life, childhood, and transition to adulthood, without the maternal stability she craved. At times, we see Her being the adult, having to do without the maternal support she needed, while still pleading with her Mom not to give up on life. For those who don't know what it's like to grow up with a mentally ill parent, it thi
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