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In the Best of Families: The Anatomy of a True Tragedy
     

In the Best of Families: The Anatomy of a True Tragedy

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by Dennis McDougal, Dennis Macdougal
 

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Ronald Reagan's personal attorney Roy Miller was a California success story. The Miller family's friends could never have imagined the horror and darkness that were to follow as Michael, the Miller's youngest son killed and raped his own mother.

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Ronald Reagan's personal attorney Roy Miller was a California success story. The Miller family's friends could never have imagined the horror and darkness that were to follow as Michael, the Miller's youngest son killed and raped his own mother.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Clearly Roy Miller, a California tax attorney whose clients include Ronald and Nancy Reagan, is a professional success. But his family life is quite another story. In the picture presented by McDougal, his wife was an obsessive nutritionist and a smothering mother. Their older son, Jeff, who majored in religion at college, became a religious fanatic and, hospitalized for schizophrenia, committed suicide. Then an even greater tragedy struck when the younger son, Michael, raped and murdered his mother in 1983. Michael had been treated for schizophrenia for several years and, after a number of sanity hearings, was tried and found guilty but insane. He has been institutionalized for 10 years and his prognosis is dismal. McDougal ( Angel of Darkness ) had to fight for access to the court records, which had been sealed at the request of both the prosecution and the defense, one suspects because of the prominent figures involved. This is a compelling tale of the destruction of a family by mental illness. Photos not seen by PW. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446602358
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
670,899
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

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In the Best of Families: The Anatomy of a True Tragedy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best I have ever read about mental illness in a family. Truely chilling. A sequel must follow!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Two sons of Ronald Reagan's tax attorney - coddled and privileged - descend into psychotic hell (one of whom commits a jaw-dropping crime). Well-written and well-researched chronicle of a cursed family.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago