A Good Soldier
Ally Golden, author
A Good Soldier is a memoir by Ally Golden, which focuses on the emotional toll of growing up with a mentally ill parent who eventually died by suicide. The story follows Ally from birth to her early thirties on her search for an identity independent of her mercurial mother’s influence. It is a timely, but not opportunistic, case study of the insidious ways the effects of mental illness can span generations within a family.