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The Narcissist's Daughter: A Meshugenah Love Story

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Jody Horowitz grew up in an upscale community outside Boston with her narcissistic mother, her passive father, and her snooty older sister. Breaking any of Mother’s multiple rules meant enduring verbal lashings and comparisons to her “perfect” sister. Jody acquiesces in practice, if not in spirit, starting with Rule # 1: Marry a Well-Off Jewish Man. Have his baby. Which sh ...more
Paperback, 279 pages
Published April 2019 by The Place for Words Press
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Jean Duffy
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Narcissist's Daughter is a delightful read with dollops of humor, spice, and passion. From the first page I cheered for Jody as she confronted her unfaithful husband and faced her overbearing mother. I shared her struggles with self-confidence in accepting her too-good-to-be-true new romantic interest. The glossary of Yiddish terms was helpful for this "goy."

Judi
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
My friend Mindy wrote this book! It’s kind of a chick-lit divorce fantasy with some Yiddish included. Also very nostalgic if you lived in the Boston area in the 80’s. A fun read!
Dr.Judy Stone
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Normally, I readily fall asleep riding in a car, as though I were a baby. That wasn’t the case with The Narcisssist’s Daughter, which I took to read on a recent vacation. In fact, I stayed awake and devoured the book both on the 1.5 hr drive and then on my flight. I found the book hilarious and familiar in its rather stereotypical Jewish characters. Jody’s relationship with her mother is painful, and it is gratifying to see her grow and challenge the suffocation of such long-held patterns.
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Diane Lima
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Our bookgroup read The Narcissist’s Daughter in August, and we were lucky to have the author, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, join our lively and thoughtful discussion in early September.

There were lots of emotional struggles and a couple of “challenging” characters and relationships, as the title suggests, but mostly the book describes rich and sweet relationships between mother(Jody), daughter (Hallie), grandmother (Bubbe), boyfriend (Sam), and best friend (Ruthie).

It was inspiring to see Jody grow and s
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Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Ruth Nemzoff
Jun 25, 2019 rated it liked it
The Narcissist Daughter is a good beach read. The author, Mindy Pollack-Fusi, raises interesting questions about the ability of mothers and daughters to understand each other's needs. Like Woody Allen, author Mindy Pollack-Fusi exaggerates Jewish stereotypes at the dinner table and beyond. You will smile or frown depending on where you sit and wonder how can a mom’s good intentions go so awry.
Cindy Gittleman
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Simply delightful!
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