In My Blood

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  • Hardcover
  • 432 pages
  • In My Blood
  • John Sedgwick
  • English
  • 12 October 2017
  • 0060521597

About the Author: John Sedgwick

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In My Blood John Sedgwick s widely praised novels introduced readers to the rarified enclave of Brahmin Boston, in which privilege and elitism, handed down from one generation to the next, come at a price He discovered for himself just how great that price can be when, while writing his second novel, he spiraled into a profound depression that threatened his life.This crisis provoked him to search for the source of his malaise Did it begin with him, or did it begin before, possibly even long before, with previous generations whose genes he bore If so, how had the family illness, as he came to think of it, shaped their lives, and come to define his To find the answers, he launched into a full scale investigation of his family s history one of the oldest, and fully documented in America It was, at once, a very personal journey of self discovery, and a broader retracing of his family s evolution, as he pored over the many extraordinary Sedgwicks who had gone before from the protean early Speaker of the House Theodore Sedgwick through to Edie Sedgwick, Andy Warhol s muse and the 1960s It Girl Both a brimming family saga and a courageous narrative, the book paints a startlingly candid portrait of a man and an eminent American family. Download In My Blood – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “In My Blood

  1. Emily says:

    In an effort to understand his own manic depressive tendencies, the author John Sedgwick traces his family history back several troubled generations The Sedgwick family, although prone to mental disorders, are a privileged bunch that include politicians, actors, and a minor founding father I found this book to be extremely self indulgent andthan a bit boring The whole thing reads like one big name drop in which the author continually reminds the reader that one relative or another spo In an effort to understand his own manic depressive tendencies, the author John Sedgwick traces his family history back several troubled generations The Sedgwick family, although prone to mental disorders, are a privileged bunch that include politicians, actors, and a minor founding father I found this book to be extremely self indulgent andthan a bit boring The whole thing reads like one big name drop in which the author continually reminds the reader that one relative or another spoke to a president, socialized with the Lowells and Cabots, or hobnobbed with the social elite in New York As a New Englander, I know quite a few people who attended the same preppie schools as the author and have similar illustrious family histories, but they do not assume t...

  2. Bry says:

    It took me a while to get into this book and I m not all together positive I would have finished it had it not been for a friend buying the book at the same time.It was an interesting read but at times difficult Wordy But I do enjoy books about men...

  3. Allison says:

    Wow, what a major work John Sedgwick is one of the younger members of the infamous Sedgwick family, a fixture of the East Coast bluebloods In our generation, most of us may be familiar with the actress Kyra Sedgwick and or Warhol girl Edie Sedwick both are cousins of John In this book, John takes a historic look at his ancestors, going all the way back to the 1700s, relying on published biographies, personal diaries and letters, public docum...

  4. Liz says:

    A little different from the standard family memoir, as the author s known family history reaches back to the late 1700 s He traces the family history of depression and mania through the context of the times I m not sure if his family is as unique as he d like to think if we all had access to six generations worth of detailed family history, most of us would probably find as many sufferers of mental illness as he has Nonetheless, the story was interesting for its peek into American history A little different from the standard family memoir, as the author s known family history reaches back to the late 1700 s He traces the family history of depression and mania through the context of the times I m not sure if his family is as unique as he d like to think if we all had access to six generations worth of detailed family history, most of us would probably find as many sufferers of mental illness as he has Nonethe...

  5. Deb says:

    Interesting book about the Sedgwick family, a prominent American family with a history of manic depression Edie Sedgwick was the author s cousin actor Kyra Sedgwick is his niece Has a lot of American history in it as well, which I enjoyed The author wrote it as a way to explore his own bouts with manic depression Sometimes reading it had a touch of So what and Why should anyone care about this family s history but the author acknowledges the self aggrandizing tendencies which a Interesting book about the Sedgwick family, a prominent American family with a history of manic depression Edie Sedgwick was the author s cousin actor Kyra Sedgwick is his niece Has a lot of American history in it as well, which I enjoyed The author wrote it as a way to explore his own ...

  6. Diane McDonough says:

    As obsessed as I am with The Crazy, reading this was inevitable While, like many others, I found the author at times unbelievably twee , it was an intriguing story of a family and the long reaching arm of heredity The historical aspects of the memoir were riveting to me as I am a firm believer in those who forget, repeat, a notion the author explores albeit unwittingly in some cases A well thought out exploration of the importance of family and the impact of our ancestors even those we aren As obsessed as I am with The Crazy, reading this was inevitable While, like many others, I found the author at times unbelievably twee , it was an intriguing story of a family and the long reaching arm of heredity The historical aspects of the memoir were riveting to me as I am a firm believer i...

  7. Lesley says:

    This memoir was riveting and enlightening John Sedgwick honored his ancestors by rendering a balanced account of their lives As a result John came to terms with his past as well as his personal strengths and weaknesses His journey shed enormous lightt into the dynami...

  8. Lizzie says:

    Family history of the Sedgewicks Edie, Kyra, starting with the Revolutionary War ones After I read Edie by George Plimpton, in the 80s and became obsessed it, how could I not read this He traces his family history, noting the depressive or manic depressive ones in each generation The his...

  9. Kristi Samber says:

    I really enjoyed this book, though at times I wanted to be done with it In an effort to understand his own depression, author john Sedgwick resesrches his ancestry and a history of mental illness within his family, going back 6 generations At ...

  10. Maria Mangano says:

    So I m a little obsessed with the Sedgwicks I ve even been to Stockbridge Mass to see the Sedgwick Pie and have been ever since I read Edie years ago You can imagine how happy I was to get to rewad ALL about the Sedgwicks from the colonial era to the present day This book may not be ...