I just saw an interview between Katie Couric and Tatum O'Neil on the Today Show about her new book, A Paper Life. It recounts her life with a very famous father, Ryan O'Neil. Her whole identity was affected by a dad who wasn't doing his job. She's now sharing her struggles with that.
My sixth decade of life is almost within view and I still struggle with my father experience. It has touched my whole identity. Memories are getting more fuzzy, but it's still there.
My dad deserted my mom and I when I was 18 months old. He never came back. He married again in another state and had another family. I found him and was totally rejected.
I've learned a ton. Maybe other's who are in the same situation can learn from my experience.
I'd like to use this blog to help sort out an outline for a possible book.