This is a true story.
It had to be; that was an edict handed down by God-yes, that God, the Supreme Authority, the Creator of heaven and earth and everything else. The God of "Thou shall not bear false witness." So let me tell you about the family God placed me in.
First, Neil Diamond isn't really my father.
No kidding, right? But knowing that Neil Diamond isn't my father also meant knowing that my mother lived with a significant mental illness. How are you supposed to go back to the beginning and find your way once you've realized the map you've been following is not only illusory, it isn't even your own illusion?