Adrienne Brodeur


When Adrienne Brodeur’s mother has an affair, it impacts her daughter’s life in profound ways, driving her into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life—and her mother—on her own terms. Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover and Me is a brilliant, timeless memoir about how the people close to us can break our hearts simply because they have access to them, and the lies we tell in order to justify the choices we make.


Adrienne Brodeur began her career in publishing as the co-founder, with filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, of the National Magazine Award–winning Zoetrope: All Story. She has worked as a book editor and is currently the executive director of Aspen Words.