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And I Don't Want to Live This Life Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 3-4 Summary

Deborah Spungen
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Chapters 3-4 Summary and Analysis

In chapter 3, Frank and Deborah had a second child, Susan. Shortly after Susan's birth, the Spungens bought their first house. After the move, Nancy began having temper tantrums. Nancy's tantrums would be extreme, involving hyperventilation and violence. These tantrums would happen everyday and sometimes for something as simple as accidentally coloring outside the lines. As Nancy's verbal skills grew, she would begin having verbal tantrums in which she would threaten to damage people's belongings. Nancy also had horrible nightmares that would wake her causing Deborah to sit up nights attempting to calm her. When Deborah spoke to the doctor about these things, he brushed them off as normal two year old behaviors. Even Frank brushed them off when Deborah insisted something was wrong. Deborah gave birth to her third child when Nancy was three. Deborah had to be hospitalized shortly after for kidney...

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