"Powerful and probing...a compellingly honest coming-of-age memoir."  ~Kirkus                                                                

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Bookseller Praise for Body Leaping Backward

"A story of connection and disconnection, of loss and love, of the struggle to survive, and finally, of redemeption. It will haunt me for a long time."  ~ Carole Horne, Harvard Book Store, Cambridge MA

"Body Leaping Backward is honest and gritty ... Maureen Stanton  draws on her gift for storytelling to construct this riveting memoir. Reading Body Leaping Backward feels like taking a deep plunge with a gifted author."    ~ Pam Price, Book Shop of Beverly Farms, MA

"This straight-shooting and astutely observed memoir is spot-on with social and cultural references that will resonate with anyone who grew up in 1970s America."    ~ Gillian Kohli, Wellesley Books, Wellesley MA

"Body Leaping Backward is a cautionary tale that I read with diligence and pauses; the need to stop and reflect was often compelling."                      ~ Kathleen "Totsie" McGonagle, Buttonwood Books and Toys, Cohasset, MA

"Gritty and heartbreaking, Maureen's memoir is likely to provide a powerful springboard for many wide-ranging discussions."  ~ Isabel Berg, BookEnds, Winchester MA