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By Christina McDowell

Within the culture of recent York occasions bestsellers What is still by means of Carole Radziwill and Oh the dignity of all of it through Sean Wilsey, Christina McDowell’s unflinching memoir is a brutally sincere, cautionary story approximately one family’s destruction within the wake of the Wall road implosion.
Christina McDowell used to be born Christina Prousalis. She needed to swap her identify to be legally extricated from the path of chaos her father, Tom Prousalis, left within the wake of his arrest and next imprisonment as one of many accountable avid gamers sucked into the collateral fallout of Jordan Belfort (the “Wolf of Wall Street”). Christina worshipped her father and the probably ideal existence they lived…a existence she unearths out used to be outfitted on lies. Christina’s family members, as is sometimes the case, had no proposal what used to be occurring. Nineteen-year-old Christina drove her father to penal complex whereas her mom dissolved in denial.

Since then, Christina’s existence has been decimated. As her relatives floundered in rehab, melancholy, homelessness, and loss, Christina succumbed to the grip of alcohol, medicines, and promiscuity prior to discovering catharsis within the very unlikely of areas. From the bucolic affluence of suburban Washington, DC, to the A-list golf equipment and seedy underbelly of la, this provocative memoir unflinchingly describes the tough realities of a fall from grace. choked with nineties nostalgia and entry to the internal circles of the Washingtonian societal elite, Christina McDowell’s attractive memoir is a Blue Jasmine tale from a daughter’s viewpoint.

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