Coffee and refreshments will be served.
Location: The Regina Peruggi Room, Marymount Manhattan College
Out of the Rabbit Hole is a memoir, written from a child’s point of view, of a little girl who manages to survive an environment of alcoholism and violence. She finds escape in the world of movies and records. Starting at age three, being left alone becomes the norm; by four, the movie theater becomes her babysitter. As she grows, so do her views and observations that enable her to climb Out of the Rabbit Hole into the real world with insight and solidity.
In Out of the Rabbit Hole, a beautifully written memoir, Kathy Wilson describes a life that would undo most children. That she came through it at all is a wonder. Having written about it so powerfully is a testament to both her character and her talent. You won’t be able to put it down.
—Cathi Stoler, author of The Hard Way
Kathy Wilson’s Out of the Rabbit Hole is a harrowing tale of family dysfunction, set against the backdrop of post-Depression-era America. It’s about what it’s like, viscerally, to be raised in a culture of family violence and alcoholism. Ultimately, it recounts one woman’s recovery of her own life and reintegration into the world. This book heals.
—Frazier Russell, author of Lush
Kathy Wilson’s Out of the Rabbit Hole is a wonderful coming of age story. Beautifully written, poignant, sensitive and with attention to detail, it evokes the sights, smells and sounds of the 1940s and 1950s. I loved every page.
—Hannah S. Hess, author of Honest Deceptions