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My lie : a true story of false memory, Meredith Maran

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My lie : a true story of false memory
Title
My lie
Title remainder
a true story of false memory
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Meredith Maran
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Language
eng
Summary
"Meredith Maran lived a daughter's nightmare: she accused her father of sexual abuse, then realized, nearly too late, that he was innocent.During the 1980s and 1990s, tens of thousands of Americans became convinced that they had repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse, and then, decades later, recovered those memories in therapy.Journalist, mother, and daughter Meredith Maran was one of them. Her accusation and estrangement from her father caused her sons to grow up without their only grandfather, divided her family into those who believed her and those who didn't, and led her to isolate herself on "Planet Incest, " where "survivors" devoted their lives, and life savings, to recovering memories of events that had never occurred.Maran unveils her family's devastation and ultimate redemption against the backdrop of the sex-abuse scandals, beginning with the infamous McMartin preschool trial, that sent hundreds of innocents to jail--several of whom remain imprisoned today.Exploring the psychological, cultural, and neuroscientific causes of this modern American witch-hunt, My Lie asks: how could so many people come to believe the same lie at the same time? What has neuroscience discovered about the brain's capacity to create false memories and encode false beliefs? What are the "big lies" gaining traction in American culture today--and how can we keep them from taking hold?My Lie is a wrenchingly honest, unexpectedly witty, and profoundly human story that proves the personal is indeed political--and the political can become painfully personal"--
Summary
"Meredith Maran lived a daughter's nightmare: she accused her father of sexual abuse, then realized, nearly too late, that he was innocent.During the 1980s and 1990s, tens of thousands of Americans became convinced that they had repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse, and then, decades later, recovered those memories in therapy.Journalist, mother, and daughter Meredith Maran was one of them. Her accusation and estrangement from her father caused her sons to grow up without their only grandfather, divided her family into those who believed her and those who didn't, and led her to isolate herself on "Planet Incest," where "survivors" devoted their lives, and life savings, to recovering memories of events that had never occurred.Maran unveils her family's devastation and ultimate redemption against the backdrop of the sex-abuse scandals, beginning with the infamous McMartin preschool trial, that sent hundreds of innocents to jail--several of whom remain imprisoned today.Exploring the psychological, cultural, and neuroscientific causes of this modern American witch-hunt, My Lie asks: how could so many people come to believe the same lie at the same time? What has neuroscience discovered about the brain's capacity to create false memories and encode false beliefs? What are the "big lies" gaining traction in American culture today--and how can we keep them from taking hold?My Lie is a wrenchingly honest, unexpectedly witty, and profoundly human story that proves the personal is indeed political--and the political can become painfully personal"--
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autobiography
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373093
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Maran, Meredith
Dewey number
362.196
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Maran, Meredith
  • False memory syndrome
  • False memory syndrome
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Recovered memory
Target audience
adult
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a true story of false memory
Label
My lie : a true story of false memory, Meredith Maran
Link
http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9780470502143.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Author's Note. -- Prologue: The Same Thing Happened to Me. -- Introduction: One in Three. -- Part One: 1576-1982. -- 1. Desperate Housewife. -- 2. In Feminism We Trust. -- Part Two: 1983-1993. -- 3. Please Question Your Child (and Your Childhood). -- 4. Breaking the Silence. -- 5. Daddy Can't Come Home Again. -- 6. Remember. -- 7. Did He or Didn't He? -- 8. In Therapy We Trust. -- Part Three: 1994-2009. -- 9. Doubt. -- 10. Deprogramming. -- 11. What Was I Thinking? -- 12. Eternal Sunshine of the Recovered Mind. -- 13. In Neuroscience We Trust. -- 14. Amends. -- Epilogue: Grace. -- Book Group Reading Guide. -- Acknowledgments. -- About the Author. -- Index
Control code
000045529240
Edition
1st ed.
Isbn
9780470502143
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Label
My lie : a true story of false memory, Meredith Maran
Link
http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9780470502143.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Author's Note. -- Prologue: The Same Thing Happened to Me. -- Introduction: One in Three. -- Part One: 1576-1982. -- 1. Desperate Housewife. -- 2. In Feminism We Trust. -- Part Two: 1983-1993. -- 3. Please Question Your Child (and Your Childhood). -- 4. Breaking the Silence. -- 5. Daddy Can't Come Home Again. -- 6. Remember. -- 7. Did He or Didn't He? -- 8. In Therapy We Trust. -- Part Three: 1994-2009. -- 9. Doubt. -- 10. Deprogramming. -- 11. What Was I Thinking? -- 12. Eternal Sunshine of the Recovered Mind. -- 13. In Neuroscience We Trust. -- 14. Amends. -- Epilogue: Grace. -- Book Group Reading Guide. -- Acknowledgments. -- About the Author. -- Index
Control code
000045529240
Edition
1st ed.
Isbn
9780470502143
Isbn Type
(hardback)

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