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Tango Lessons

A Memoir

by Meghan Flaherty

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Tango Lessons by Meghan Flaherty
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    Jun 2018, 320 pages

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A debut memoir about a young woman learning to dance tango, becoming comfortable in her own skin and in the arms of others.

Meghan Flaherty's touching memoir, Tango Lessons, reveals some hard but important truths about cleaning up a congested personal history. One is that it can never be obliterated or washed clean, but, instead, deserves to be acknowledged for its contribution to the person you are today. Another is that there is no one-size-fits-all method.

Much as Meghan may have wanted to forget the tumultuous first years of her life living with an addict mother and sexually abusive elders, her loving stepmother (Meghan's father's second wife) urged her not to. By the time her biological father gained custody of her when she was six, she had been significantly scarred by her harrowing toddlerhood. Counseling and a stable home life through adolescence began to help her heal.

By her mid-twenties, all outward appearances spoke normalcy. But she was a mostly unemployed actress stunted in go-nowhere ...

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