SunLit excerpt: A life complicated by her mother’s mental illness led author on a complex journey
Joan C. Lieberman's autobiography has a unique point of view: the psychological concept of "Optimal Distance" defined her life with a sometimes homicidal mother with paranoid schizophrenia
SunLit interview: She finished her autobiography on her 75th birthday, thanks to her husband’s “bucket list”
Author Joan C. Lieberman tells the wrenching story of growing up with a mother who had paranoid schizophrenia. She couldn't bring herself to re-read her first draft describing the time her mother tried to kill her.