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An abbreviated life: Ariel Leve

July 14th, 2016

Episode 783 of 901 episodes

Journalist and author, Ariel Leve is today estranged from her mother, and her autobiography recounts a childhood in a penthouse in New York's Upper East Side, with a poet mother who held frequent, raucous parties, attended by the likes of Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Andy Warhol and Norman Mailer. Ariel's mother also habitually 'gaslighted her'. Gaslighting means 'To manipulate someone by psychological means into questioning their own sanity."