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I Love You and I'm Leaving You Anyway: A Memoir
     

I Love You and I'm Leaving You Anyway: A Memoir

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by Tracy McMillan
 

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Television writer Tracy McMillan’s comic literary road trip into the heart and soul of her relationship with her father—a convicted pimp, drug dealer, and felon—and what it has meant for her relationships with men. Like a cross between The Glass Castle and Hypocrite in a Poufy White Dress, I Love You and I’m Leaving You

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Television writer Tracy McMillan’s comic literary road trip into the heart and soul of her relationship with her father—a convicted pimp, drug dealer, and felon—and what it has meant for her relationships with men. Like a cross between The Glass Castle and Hypocrite in a Poufy White Dress, I Love You and I’m Leaving You Anyway is funny, inspiring, and truly unique.

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Publishers Weekly
McMillan acknowledges conventional wisdom in this oddly paced memoir: "any chick old enough to have acquired a Diet Coke habit has heard that your relationships with men will be based - one way or another - on the one you had with your father." The film and TV writer (The United States of Tara) believes that her failed marriages are a reflection of the connections, however imperfect, she has tried to forge with her father, a pimp, drug dealer, and convicted felon incarcerated most of her life. McMillan's relationship attempts dominate the discussion: there's Scott, her first boyfriend in high school, who already has a girlfriend. There's her third ex-husband, Paul, a Harvard grad from an affluent family, and "a lot like my dad. They both loved me and left me anyway. Then, once they were gone, they refused to let me go." Only when McMillan manages to accept her father for who he is does she get beyond her past and look to the future. But by the time she realizes that her young son, about whom she talks not nearly enough, is the true love of her life, the story comes to an abrupt end.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061724596
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Pages:
334
Sales rank:
466,648
Product dimensions:
7.82(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

Tracy McMillan is a film and television writer, most recently on AMC's Emmy Award-and Golden Globe-winning series Mad Men, and before that on Showtime's Emmy Award-winning series The United States of Tara, the ABC drama Life on Mars, and the NBC drama Journeyman. She lives in Los Angeles with her fourteen-year-old son.

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I Love You and I'm Leaving You Anyway: A Memoir 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The page says it all. Love this book.
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It was like getting a peak into someone's diary, a very interesting diary.
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Lynie More than 1 year ago
Television writer Tracy McMillan's life story is amazing and enthralling. The daughter of a pimp and one of his prostitutes, Ms. McMillan invites us along on her journey to find herself; through foster care, prison visits, multiple marriages and into adulthood. Despite her horrific childhood, her humor makes it possible for us to read her story without having our hearts broken, although I must admit she brought me to tears more than once. Despite her many difficulties, Ms. McMillan meets wonderful people along the way who love her. But it's the things she learns about herself that are the most insightful. Anyone reading this book will find something that touches their heart, no matter how good or bad their own childhood was. This book was truly awesome; bravo to Ms. McMillan for overcoming so much and creating a happy, stable life for herself and her son. Lynn Kimmerle
MidwestmomMN More than 1 year ago
For women who were kids of the '60s and '70s and spent the '80s growing up; this will be a little trip down memory lane, regardless of where you grew up. If you are from the Twin Cities in MN, you will feel nostalgic for Dayton's and the old Met Stadium (or at least it's parking lot). Though the "story" could have been a tragedy, McMillan turns her life into a page turning comedy with life lessons inserted that would benefit any woman with "Daddy Issues". It's not preachy nor is it braggy or traumatic, it's just McMillan's life (thus far) told in present tense, interspersed with flashbacks. You look forward to McMillan triumphing over the predicaments life hands her...what a ride it takes to get her there!