The author Jen Waite discusses her book A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal (Plume, 2017), being taken by a psychopath and more, with Joseph Planta.
|A Beautiful, Terrible Thing: A Memoir of Marriage and Betrayal by Jen Waite (Plume, 2017).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Jen Waite joins me now. She’s written a remarkable book, A Beautiful, Terrible Thing. A new mother discovers her husband, the father of her daughter, is the textbook definition of a psychopath. It’s a first-person account of attraction turning into love, turning into a relationship, turning into parenthood, turning into a marriage, and subsequently heartbreak. She has triumphed though, and joins me now to talk about the book that’s come out of the ruins. She is now pursuing a career in therapy so that she can help many others. Her experiences are unfortunately all-too common, as Jen will attest. I’ll get her to tell us about the signs to spot a psychopath, and just how her experience might be illustrative to others. Jen Waite lives in Maine, with her young daughter, and is pursuing a graduate degree to become a licensed therapist. Her website is at www.jenwaite.com . The Twitter handle is @jenwaite4444 . The book is published by Plume. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Toronto, Jen Waite; Ms. Waite, good morning.