Growing up in the 1950s was not Ozzie & Harriet and Father Knows Best for Linda C. Wisniewski. Unlike the characters on her favorite TV shows, Linda learned to be quiet, atone for the sins of others, and just plain suffer as a way of life. Only when she came to terms with her Polish Catholic heritage, her physical deformity, and her widowed mother did she find inner peace and the keys to her own happiness.
Readers of Angela's Ashes and The Joy Luck Club will enjoy this mother-daughter saga from sorrow to love.
Author Susan Wittig Albert calls Off Kilter "a splendid first memoir about the difficult business of finding balance in our lives. Funny, honest, deeply moving, Off Kilter reminds us just how hard it is to adjust to the physical pain, the emotional loss, and even the surprising beauty of being fully who we are."
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Off Kilter is a powerful and obviously heartfelt and loving memoir. What Ms. Wisniewski writes in particular in chapter 20 about the funeral for her father and, in chapter 22, about the death of her mother, were, for me, the most beautiful and strongest passages in the entire book -- an extraordinary and memorable book that is marked, above all, by the purity and elegance of its writing style. -- Joseph A. Gillan author, "Just Before the Dawn"