She opens her eyes. The room is dark. She hears yelling and smashed plates, and wishes it was all a terrible dream. But it isn't. This is what it was like growing up as a Hemingway. In this deeply moving, searingly honest new memoir, actress and mental health icon Mariel Hemingway shares in candid detail the story of her troubled childhood in a famous family haunted by depression, alcoholism, illness and suicide. In a compassionate voice she reveals her painful struggle to stay sane. At last, in this memoir she can finally tell the true story of her family.