Although a biography, this amazing story has the readability of a novel. It flows well and the story told is totally captivating. Told from Wendy's (Georganne's daughter) point of view, one can only gasp at the horrors being told, and told from a seemingly detached point of view that some would fault. However, that point of view gives the story a more realistic punch, because those that have faced such heartbreaking trials as Wendy did, have formed those protective walls of detachment and allow them to recall painful details with a shocking forthrightness without any real emotion.
This book certainly grabs the reader and will leave a haunting impression that won't soon be forgotten. Chanel Bonfire is a must read for fans of books like "Mommie Dearest" or anyone that enjoys biographies/non-fiction about abusive families.