Rescuing Patty Hearst (MEMORIES FROM A DECADE GONE MAD) Print
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Author: Virginia Holman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, March 6, 2003.

"Rescuing Patty Hearst [is an] unforgettable memoir. . . . Holman's gutsy prose bespeaks her survivor's backbone and hindsight." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Readers will find themselves releasing their breath only at the end of the short, remarkably taut chapters. No wonder the portion published last year in DoubleTake won a Pushcart Prize." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Virginia Holman's mother suffers from schizophrenia. Her mind is not beautiful. It was 1975, one year after the Patty Hearst kidnapping fiasco and the Watergate scandal, when Holman's mother experienced her first psychotic episode. She spirited Holman and her young sister to a family cottage in a remote location on the Virginia Peninsula.

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