Review: Lies My Mother Never Told Me by Kaylie Jones

By | December 7th, 2009|Categories: Addiction & Recovery, Health, Mind, & Body, Memoirs, Nonfiction|Tags: , |1 Comment


cn_image_0.size.Lies_my_mother_never_told_meReviewed by Jennifer Jensen

On the day that author James Jones died, he made one final request of his daughter: stop your mother from having too much to drink. Kaylie Jones, daughter of James and Gloria Jones, was brought up living a life of privilege with her adopted brother Jamie. At an early age, Kaylie and her brother were exposed to their parents’ drinking parties. Although alcohol did not seem to make an impact on Jamie, it affected Kaylie and nearly destroyed her life. In her memoir, Lies My Mother Never Told Me, Kaylie recounts her experiences growing up with her famous father and her social butterfly mother.

Despite their differences, the one thing Kaylie had in common with her mother was the strong desire to drink. Though all the symptoms of being an