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The Resource A beautiful, terrible thing : a memoir of marriage and betrayal, Jen Waite

A beautiful, terrible thing : a memoir of marriage and betrayal, Jen Waite

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A beautiful, terrible thing : a memoir of marriage and betrayal
Title
A beautiful, terrible thing
Title remainder
a memoir of marriage and betrayal
Statement of responsibility
Jen Waite
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author chronicles how she came to realize that her seemingly loving husband—the father of her infant daughter, her best friend, the love of her life—fits the textbook definition of a psychopath
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Writing style
Review
  • Married to the love of her life, Waite began catching him in ever more serious betrayals and manipulations, finally realizing that she didn't know him at all—that he was, in fact, a psychopath. Big expectations on this book, which has attracted media attention. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed 03/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 04, p68)
  • A woman discovers her husband is not whom she thought he was.Waite met Marco at work; he was the new bar manager, and she was working as a waitress "to make the money that did not seem to be materializing from my acting and modeling careers." They went out for drinks even though Waite had a long-distance relationship with another man. "He was sexy and mysterious and all of a sudden I wanted him more than I had wanted anything in my life," she writes. Before long, they were a couple and moved in together; she agreed to help fund Marco's lifetime dream of opening a restaurant; they got pregnant and married. Then their perfect life fell apart when Waite discovered Marco was cheating on her and had been for quite some time. Alternating between two time frames—before finding out about the affair and after—the author slowly unravels the complexity of lies and disillusions she suffered because of Marco. The tension, disbelief, and grief permeate the pages as Waite chronicles how she obsessively checked Marco's email and Facebook accounts for proof of his infidelity. The author makes palpable her inability to cope with the enormity of her situation and the confusion and fear for what a divorce would mean for her newborn child. Her recounting of the events gives readers an up-close look at the psychological damage that occurs when one partner falls completely for another and ignores the gut instincts and warning signs that the relationship may not be what it seems. Those who have been in a manipulative partnership with a narcissistic or abusive person will find Waite's honest retelling relevant and potent. Many will find they can use this as a guidebook of what to watch out for so they don't make the same mistakes that the author did. A frank and visceral dual timeline shows the romance and failure of a woman's marriage to a psychopath.(Kirkus Reviews, May 15, 2017)
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569342
Cataloging source
YDX
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Waite, Jen
Dewey number
  • 306.89/3092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Waite, Jen
  • Married people
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Psychopaths
  • Adultery
Target audience
general
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of marriage and betrayal
Label
A beautiful, terrible thing : a memoir of marriage and betrayal, Jen Waite
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780735216518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965730333
Label
A beautiful, terrible thing : a memoir of marriage and betrayal, Jen Waite
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9780735216518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)965730333

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