Thanks to Ethan Boatner for this very nice review of MissingÂ inÂ Lavender, aÂ Twin Cities publication addressing LGBTQ issues.
Missing: Coming to Terms with a Borderline Mother
Red Giant Books
If you didnâ€™t grow up with a Borderline mom, youâ€™ll find Ewingâ€™s narrative hard to believe; if you did, it will be painfully accurate. The word â€œmissingâ€ is the key. Someone you love â€” or want to love â€” just isnâ€™t there, yet is all too painfully a family presence. Ewing inserts just enough scientific and professional information on Borderline Personality Disorder to ground the reader and to give him or her a firm footing on which to stand and observe, while avoiding making Missing what she terms a â€œjargon-laden tome.â€ The already-chaotic family dynamic was deeply affected by her fatherâ€™s illness and paraplegia. Ewingâ€™s long journey, which she is still traveling, is told vibrantly and intimately, and can help others directly or indirectly affected by BPD.