AMERICAN BASTARD by Jan Beatty reviewed in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette!

“As an adoptee, one of the toughest things is the idea of shifting identities,” writes Jan Beatty in “American Bastard: A Memoir.””

“No one is who they say they are: The adopted parents are masquerading as the ‘real’ parents, the ‘real parents’ don’t seem to exist, the adoptee’s story is invisible, and the adoptee herself is operating under an alias. It’s essential to the adoptee to be able to cut through the bull**** in life and find what seems like the ‘truth.’”