Raising Demons

In the sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jackson confronts the most vexing demons yet: her children.

By Shirley Jackson Read by Lesa Lockford Biographies & Memoirs / Literary / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 9h 40m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							In the long out-of-print sequel to Life Among the Savages, Jackson’s four children have grown from savages into full-fledged demons. After bursting the seams of their first house, Jackson’s clan moves into a larger home. Of course, the chaos simply moves with them. A confrontation with the IRS, Little League, trumpet lessons, and enough clutter to bury her alive - Jackson spins them all into an indelible reminder that every bit as thrilling as a murderous family in a haunted house is a happy family in a new home.

"At a moment when helicopter parenting is the norm, “free-range” parents are chastised for letting their children wander a few blocks alone, and the pressure feels greater than ever not only to “have it all” but to “be it all” — to manage both to pursue a successful career and to produce homemade cupcakes for every birthday — Jackson’s relaxed approach to child-rearing feels refreshingly sane. Children, she tells us, are essentially savages and demons, and ought to be treated as such: at a cautious distance, without losing sight of one’s own way of life." - The New York Times

“Consistently delightful.” - San Francisco Chronicle