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New Memoir Tells Writer’s ‘Wild’ Story Of Keeping Her Mother’s Secrets

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When Adrienne Brodeur was 14, her mother woke her to tell her that she and her stepfather’s best friend had kissed. That was the beginning of an affair that lasted for over a decade and was facilitated in part by Brodeur.

Aired: October 31, 2019 | Transcript

When Adrienne Brodeur was 14, her mother woke her to tell her that she and her stepfather’s best friend had kissed. That was the beginning of an affair that lasted for over a decade and was facilitated in part by Brodeur.

She tells this story in her memoir, “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me.” Brodeur will be reading and signing her memoir on Saturday at Chino Farm in Rancho Santa Fe as part of the Good Earth/Great Chefs series.

Brodeur joined Midday Edition on Thursday to talk about her complicated relationship with her mother and the impact of keeping her mother's secret.

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