Lou Reed’s Sister Sets the Record Straight About His Childhood
Jeff Weiner

I enjoyed reading this well-written account about Lou Reed as told from his Sister’s viewpoint. Many of us will see similarities within our own families and remember that attitudes and behaviors of parents during “those times” were somewhat harsh and rooted in what they thought would be “best” for their children. Many of us were left feeling unloved and deprived. But with an understanding of our parents’ behaviors comes a sense of compassion for their actions and forgiveness as we vow to do better with our own children. Did we accomplish our goals? Well, we tried and hopefully, our children will come to similar realizations with compassion and forgiveness as we did, and go on to forgive themselves for their own mistakes.

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