When Their Memories Became Mine: Moving Beyond My Parents' Past by Pearl GoodmanWhen Their Memories Became Mine: Moving Beyond My Parents' Past by Pearl Goodman

When Their Memories Became Mine: Moving Beyond My Parents' Past

byPearl Goodman

Paperback | August 17, 2015

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Much interest has been generated about the impact of trauma and in particular, the transmission of trauma from generation to generation. In this poignant and humorous coming-of-age memoir, Toronto psychotherapist, Pearl Goodman, writes about just that. She embodies her parents' past in ways that aren't obvious to her, and grows up in an environment that she feels at odds with. She weaves her parents' traumatic fragments during WW2 into the events of her own life in Toronto, adds what she learns from Television, and in that process gains perspective, understanding and hope.
Title:When Their Memories Became Mine: Moving Beyond My Parents' PastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:August 17, 2015Publisher:Bridgeross CommunicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927637252

ISBN - 13:9781927637258


Rated 5 out of 5 by from An epic story of tragedy, bravery and coming of age This book was recommended to me by a friend. When I started to read it, I didn’t want it to end. I wanted to hear more about this young girl growing up in Toronto in the 60’s. I wanted to learn more about what it was like for her coming of age with immigrant parents, about how their world collided with hers. When Their Memories Became Mine is more than just a memoir, it’s a story of tragedy, bravery and how trauma affects us all. Pearl Goodman captures her audience with her humour and ability to paint a landscape with words.
Date published: 2015-11-17

Editorial Reviews

"With a keen attention to detail, Pearl Goodman deftly weaves her parents' tragic stories and their aftermath, Canadian realities, and her own, to reveal how legacies of traumatic experiences are lived out from generation to generation. A compelling and insightful read."Dr. Yael Danieli, Clinical psychologist and Director, Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children. New York, NY"This is a must-read for children of Holocaust survivors. Ms. Goodman tells the story of her childhood with poignancy and humor and teaches how the trauma of her parents was passed on to her own life and psyche. Based upon her own childhood experiences and her therapist training. the reader can understand the impact of the Holocaust on the survivors as well as generations to come. This is a fascinating story and interesting analysis" Amazon 5 stars