This Never Happened

Liz Scott (Author)
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Like an archaeological dig, Liz Scott's memoir This Never Happened goes in search of the answers to the mysteries of her family. In her relentless quest to uncover the truth, she mines photographs and letters, leaving no one, including herself, unexamined. This is a spare work... alternatively heartbreaking and darkly comic. In the end, it is about the struggle to clear away pain to make room for compassion, and the challenge of making peace with questions that will never be answered.

Product Details

University of Hell Press
Publish Date
February 01, 2019
5.2 X 0.7 X 7.9 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Liz Scott lives in Portland, Oregon where she is a clinical psychologist in private practice by day and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction.


"Liz Scott shares the achingly real struggle to under-stand her childhood and her narcissistic parents in her hilarious/beautiful/wrenching memoir ... told with raw humor, bracing humility, enough anger to light a fire, but ultimately with an abundance of love, --Dianah Hughley, Powell's Books
"A remarkable hopscotch through memory and mem-orabilia to understand how the past shapes one's pres-ent. An irreverent, relatable, compulsively readable creation." --Robert Hill, author of The Remnants
"Spare, elegiac, this is a mournful yet reassuring memoir of a family's dissolution in the wake of a narcissistic mother and a father's abandonment. Written with warmth and humor, bringing light to even the saddest darkness. This memoir is destined to be a classic." --Rene Denfeld, The Child Finder