Jeanne Darst: Fiction Ruined My Family

Jeanne Darst discusses her memoir Fiction Ruined My Family, about growing up with a father who believed that he’d write the Great American Novel and reclaim the family's former glory. But his efforts never pan out, and that failure, along with her mother's burgeoning alcoholism, lead to financial disaster and divorce. As Jeanne grows up she is horrified to discover that she is not only a drinker like her mother, but a writer like her father.