And I Don't Want to Live This Life

A Mother's Story of Her Daughter's Murder

By Deborah Spungen
(Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780449911419, 408pp.)

Publication Date: September 29, 1996

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For most of us, it was just another horrible headline. But for Deborah Spungen, the mother of Nancy, who was stabbed to death at the Chelsea Hotel, it was both a relief and a tragedy. Here is the incredible story of an infant who never stopped screaming, a toddler who attacked people, a teenager addicted to drugs, violence, and easy sex, a daughter completely out of control--who almost destroyed her parents' marriage and the happiness of the rest of her family.

"Honest and moving...Her painful tale is engrossing."

WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD


From the Paperback edition.

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