'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
We're all familiar with biographies - and even the occasional works of fiction like "The Forsyte Saga" - that have family trees to help us figure out who's who. This memoir could sure use one, but then again, its author, burdened as she is by heredity and experience, might have been hard put at various times in her life to provide an accurate one.
Ms. Lowell mentions the curses associated with the Guinnesses and the Dufferins (theirs apparently came from the first marquess' stint as viceroy of India), but has spent too much time on the psychiatrist's couch, in rehab and at AA meetings not to have learned the importance of taking responsibility for one's own actions.