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2. "Reading My Father," by Alexandra Styron

Alexandra Styron, daughter of "Sophie's Choice" author William Styron wrote in her memoir Reading My Father that her father would have rages at the tiniest provocation and told her stories intended to scare her when she was young. Alexandra also recalls, however, moments of warmth that they shared, and remembers that her father – who suffered from depression – would sometimes take calls from people feeling suicidal to try to convince them to abandon their plans.

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