Author/psychotherapist Rhonda Findling's memoir about her early teenage years when her father abandoned her family and moved in with another woman and her children. In this coming of age story we accompany Rhonda on her journey as she struggles with depression, lonliness, bullying, teenage rebelliousness, anger at her father while still missing him, longing for a boyfriend and trying to recover from trauma. Smithtown Girl is also about her mother's journey as she reinvents herself from sixities hosuewife to seventies feminist who goes back to school and work to financially support herself and her children because Rhonda's father didn't pay child support. It's also the story of her little brother and how their love and support for each other along with his ingenius use of humor help get them through painful, traumatizing times. Although the memoir is about recovering from trauma and loss it is inspriational as we watch each member of this small family struggle to reclaim and repair themselves individually and as a reorganzied family unit.