Chanel Bonfire

by Wendy Lawless

I find memoirs of offbeat childhoods fascinating and Chanel Bonfire is just that. Wendy Lawless realized early on that her mother, Georgann, wasn’t like most other parents. She had no interest in domesticity, child rearing especially, and felt that she deserved a more glamorous life than she had. As her mother moved Wendy and her sister with her from man to man and city to city, convincing them that their father didn’t want them, they had to grow up quickly, as children in this situation often do.

It becomes apparent as you read about their adventures, including living in New York, London, & Morocco, that Georgann’s eccentricity may really hide mental illness. Wendy goes back and forth from relishing in the freedom an uninterested parent affords to needing to protect her mother from herself and set boundaries for their relationship. 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this e-book in exchange for my honest review.

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