Private Demons

Thoughts  Private Demons: The Life of Shirley Jackson by Judy Oppenheimer, GP Putnam’s Sons 1988, 304 pages Hardcover

I had no idea.

What an interesting life! and yet, I don’t think that says anything at all. You might think by my saying she had an interesting life that she traveled and did amazing things. But no, not really. She was a mom. She was a wife. She wrote books. She collected things.

but WOWZA!

She had agoraphobia. She was a partier and also extremely private. She resented and rejected her mother and also earnestly wanted to please her.

She was complicated!



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12 thoughts on “Private Demons

  1. I didn’t know much about her life either, except that women’s lib didn’t come along soon enough for her. I really want to read about her now, after reading your posts.

  2. Pingback: It’s Shirley Jackson Week « Care's Online Book Club

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