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by Jessica with Blake Morrison Hendra

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Jessica with Blake Morrison Hendra
ReganBooks (2005)
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USA Today journalist Blake Morrison wrote the book with Hendra, making it better than it might otherwise be, presumably imposing the dependable form of unfolding two stories in tandem, intercutting the past with the present. The narrative shifts smoothly between Jessica's childhood with her self-sacrificing mother, her stoic sister and her charismatic, substance-abusing, philandering, volatile father, and her.

Jessica Hendra and Blake Morrison formed a strong team to write this powerful memoir

Jessica Hendra and Blake Morrison formed a strong team to write this powerful memoir. Despite having grown up in a very different world, I felt connected to Jessica in a warm, even intimate way that made the story more painful, but also more necessary. This book is a response to Tony Hendra's successful confession of a memoir, 'Father Joe', in which he supposedly confesses to acting horribly his entire life but finding salvation through an old friend who's a priest. He leaves out molesting his 6 year old daughter. So, Jessica Hendra wrote this book in response, with the help of a journalist.

Jessica Hendra, Blake Morrison. How does a little girl find her way in a world where nothing is sacred? In 2004, Tony Hendra's memoir Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul, spent thirteen weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. In this powerful book, she reveals how she came to the decision to publicly confront her father, sacrificing any hope of reconciling with him and setting into motion a New York Times investigation that shocked the literary world when it broke the story of abuse.

Jessica Hendra (author), Blake Morrison (author). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Paperback 256 Pages, Published: 10/03/2006.

Items related to How to Cook Your Daughter: A Memoir. Jessica Hendra wanted the truth to be told about her father after the publication of his supposedly confessional book, Father Joe (. k sold through BookScan)

Items related to How to Cook Your Daughter: A Memoir. Hendra, Jessica; Blake Morrison How to Cook Your Daughter: A Memoir. ISBN 13: 9780060820992. k sold through BookScan). Her story about how he sexually abused her sent ripples of shock through the media. Readers will see these days through the bewildered eyes of young Jessica and her sister, Kathy, who cowered while the parties went on and on, who couldn't believe that the white powder in the fridge was cocaine and not baking soda, who just wanted a normal life.

HOW TO COOK YOUR DAUGHTER. By Jessica Hendra with Blake Morrison. HarperCollins Publishers.

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Jessica Hendra, Actress: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Other Works: Book: How to Cook Your Daughter: A Memoir (with Blake Morrison), October 2005, Regan Books, ISBN 0060820993. Did You Know? Trivia: Daughter of Tony Hendra and Judith Hendra.

KRISZTINA BY SEPTEMBER 1973, MY MOTHER HAD HAD IT WITH New Jersey-and of being isolated for much of the time with me and Kathy and a few neighbors with whom she had little in common. there had been a plan afloat. That plan had to be modified a bit when the friendship between my father and Michael O’Donoghue fell apart

  • Trash Obsession
She laid herself out here. McKenzie Phillips is in the news as I write this. As with that story, this is a story which contains an incestuous father and a daughter who was profoundly affected by his actions.

The author wrote a brave and honest book and it tells her story clearly. It's a good read if you are interested - I was interested due to familiarity with her father's work - and by the end you will have much respect for Jessica Hendra.

Kudos especially for the open letter at the end which is rather perfect.
  • Hulore
Wonderful read from a very brave soul indeed. I am so proud of you, Jessica Hendra. Perhaps your courage will influence others to bravely come forth. You absolutely did the right thing!
  • Lestony
A brave and honest memoir told with a clear and concise voice of a survivor. She should be very proud of her work.
  • Leyl
This disturbing tale of incest walks the reader through Jessica Hendra's struggle to lead a "normal" life after she is molested by her father. The tumultuous storm of emotions, memories, fear, self doubt, self-loathing, and ultimately, inner strength she experiences/finds within herself is a heartbreaking and vulnerable glimpse into her world.
  • Gavigamand
very interesting but overall sad story
  • caif
After the publishing (and commercial success) of Tony Hendra's largely autobiographical work, Father Joe: The Man Who Saved My Soul, his daughter is devastated by the impression he has given of releasing a tell-all confessional, expunging himself from the sins of indifference and often verbal cruelty he exhibited as a father (while occasionally relating the wisdom of his spiritual director). Jessica Hendra is profoundly wounded to find that her father has accepted all the praise for his work without acknowledging what she hopes is the thing he is most sorry for- his molestation of her when she was a child. This book tells the story of her father as she remembers him, which is a very different from they way he portrays himself in Father Joe, despite it's, "I've seen the worst in myself and now so have you" nature. While her abuse was the reason for publishing her book, it is also about the affect her childhood had on her throughout her life and the way her parents' (but especially her father's) sex, drugs, and satire lifestyle robbed her of her innocence and childhood in more ways than one.

Quote: "I knew since I was seven that you'd be mad if I told."

I read Father Joe (and felt eh about it), posted a review, and someone pointed me in the direction of this book, for which I am very grateful. In addition to providing the other side of the tale related in Father Joe, it was a difficult-to-read difficult-to-put-down work, in which the author not only confronts the family secret that, for the sake of harmony and self-preservation, she kept to herself for so long, but also the inevitable comments that she is choosing to come forward at this moment solely for revenge or money or whatever else because she waited until her father's book was published. Although I am not sure how well it would stand alone, since one who had not read Father Joe might not understand the depth of her reaction to the work, having read the first I could understand her need for a response.
  • Djang
First let me confirm that this book is, indeed, engrossing. Not many books have me sitting in a chair for a solid three hours from start to finish. And the writing flows, which is important.

Jessica gives us a perfect sense of what it must be like to be betrayed by your own father; the sense of "he's still my dad and I love him and he will protect me" is there for her and she makes it clear. But her analysis of WHY he would act in these ways is terribly off; a passage goes on about his rage against, and yet love for, religion, and how that may have twisted him into a molester. (!!!) The fact is, you can look at any power-abuser's life and find something to twist and give you some type of reasoning, some sense of satisfaction.

Another reviewer mentioned something about Jessica's mother, and I wish Jessica had gone more into their relationship in the book. She claims her mom was passive, but doesn't make her seem absent. And then when we find out later in the book that the father had confessed to the mother and the mother did nothing about it, we poor readers get no satisfaction in knowing that Jessica absolved the mother automatically because she finally got some sense of "he admitted he did it...to SOMEONE, even if not to me." Readers want some sort of struggle-leads-to-healing session between mother and daughter, and we do not get it. The mother is never held accountable.

The title of the book is actually a short story written by Jessica's father, and it makes me satisfied knowing that fans of Tony Hendra might pick up this book on the shelf, think it is authored by him based on title alone, and then see for themselves what a complete sicko this guy is. In addition, if you have never read that short story, it is skillfully used in the book to illustrate the horror of a traumatic scene.

We all want to think of pedophiles as creepy middle-aged-still-living-at-home guys lurking at the playground. What we see is that molesters are everyday people and famous people alike. That they walk and talk and breathe and work and live just like everyone else. They they can achieve some sort of fame, be revered by millions, marry, divorce, have sex with their wives, mistresses and girlfriends. They are alcoholics and drug abusers...or not. They are wealthy and live in nice houses...or not. They have cutting, sardonic wit...or not. It is disturbing, knowing that molesters are "whole" people, and Jessica makes this clear in the book; her father lived a life, got up everyday and went to work, had a family life, a wife, children, a disturbing sense of humor and above all, enough charisma to fly under everyone's radar.

Jessica implies in the book that her father molested other children. She is correct in saying that it was not her business to out those people, and that it would be up to them to come forward or not. Either way, the creep has a new family now, with a new wife. I hope that if the new wife is stupid enough to stay with him, she never ever leaves those kids alone with Tony Hendra. Molesters never stop molesting, as long as they can get away with it.

My only personal criticism is that Jessica's last letter to her father comes across, despite its supposed sense of generosity and forgiveness, as unnecessary and "must have last word" -ish. (You have to read the book to understand why.)

Overall, so much courage is present, that whatever flaws Jessica might have as a person (neurosis, anorexia, bulimia) are completely understandable based upon her rocky past and a dad who refused to grant his own daughter the peace she once needed to move on. (He basically told her to get over it and quit bugging him about it.)

I admire and thank Jessica Hendra for writing this book.
One can't help feeling sympathy for the very open and vulnerable child (and woman she became) who wrote this

book. I sensed her sweetness and tenderness on every page, and can't believe the insensitivity - the cruelty - displayed by her rather disgusting father. He seems to be a massive egotist, with little remorse for what he put his family through. The book was poorly written and edited in parts, but I wanted to keep reading it because I liked Ms. Hendra very much and felt I kind of owed it to her to follow her story to the end. I'm glad I did. She's got guts, and everyone who's been sexually (and emotionally) abused as she was, needs these kinds of true stories.