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That Went Well

After her sister Irene was born in 1946, Terrell Harris Dougan’s life turned upside down.

That Went Well
Author: Terrell Harris Dougan
Publisher: Hyperion
Price: $29.95 (Hardcover)

After her sister Irene was born in 1946, Terrell Harris Dougan’s life turned upside down.

Irene was mentally disabled, and the family had to decide whether to institutionalize their be­loved daughter, as was then the norm, or try to integrate her into society. They chose the latter, and this book is Doug­an’s comic, touching account of gr­owing up with Irene and how caring for her impacted her parents’ lives and her own pursuit of normalcy.

 
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