About My Mother

About My Mother
Author: Peggy Rowe
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 1948677172
ISBN 13: 9781948677172
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

About My Mother Book Review:

A Message from Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs Guy: Just to be clear, About My Mother is a book about my grandmother, written by my mother. That’s not to say it’s not about my mother—it is. In fact, About My Mother is as much about my mother as it is about my grandmother. In that sense, it’s really a book about “mothers.” …It is not, however, a book written by me. True, I did write the foreword. But it doesn’t mean I’ve written a book about my mother. I haven’t. Nor does it mean my mother’s book is about her son. It isn’t. It’s about my grandmother. And my mother. Just to be clear.—Mike A love letter to mothers everywhere, About My Mother will make you laugh and cry—and see yourself in its reflection. Peggy Rowe’s story of growing up as the daughter of Thelma Knobel is filled with warmth and humor. But Thelma could be your mother—there’s a Thelma in everyone’s life. Shes the person taking charge—the one who knows instinctively how things should be. Today Thelma would be described as an alpha personality, but while growing up, her daughter Peggy saw her as a dictator—albeit a benevolent, loving one. They clashed from the beginning—Peggy, the horse-crazy tomboy, and Thelma, the genteel-yet-still-controlling mother, committed to raising two refined, ladylike daughters. Good luck. When major league baseball came to town in the early 1950s and turned sophisticated Thelma into a crazed Baltimore Orioles groupie, nobody was more surprised and embarrassed than Peggy. Life became a series of compromises—Thelma tolerating a daughter who pitched manure and galloped the countryside, while Peggy learned to tolerate the whacky Orioles fan who threw her underwear at the television, shouted insults at umpires, and lived by the orange-and-black schedule taped to the refrigerator door. Sometimes, we’re more alike than we know. And in case you’re wondering, Peggy knows a thing or two about dirty jobs herself…

What My Mother and I Don t Talk About

What My Mother and I Don t Talk About
Author: Michele Filgate
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 1982107359
ISBN 13: 9781982107352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What My Mother and I Don t Talk About Book Review:

“You will devour these beautifully written—and very important—tales of honesty, pain, and resilience” (Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls) from fifteen brilliant writers who explore how what we don’t talk about with our mothers affects us, for better or for worse. As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an essay about being abused by her stepfather. It took her more than a decade to realize that she was actually trying to write about how this affected her relationship with her mother. When it was finally published, the essay went viral, shared on social media by Anne Lamott, Rebecca Solnit, and many others. This gave Filgate an idea, and the resulting anthology offers a candid look at our relationships with our mothers. Leslie Jamison writes about trying to discover who her seemingly perfect mother was before ever becoming a mom. In Cathi Hanauer’s hilarious piece, she finally gets a chance to have a conversation with her mother that isn’t interrupted by her domineering (but lovable) father. André Aciman writes about what it was like to have a deaf mother. Melissa Febos uses mythology as a lens to look at her close-knit relationship with her psychotherapist mother. And Julianna Baggott talks about having a mom who tells her everything. As Filgate writes, “Our mothers are our first homes, and that’s why we’re always trying to return to them.” There’s relief in acknowledging how what we couldn’t say for so long is a way to heal our relationships with others and, perhaps most important, with ourselves. Contributions by Cathi Hanauer, Melissa Febos, Alexander Chee, Dylan Landis, Bernice L. McFadden, Julianna Baggott, Lynn Steger Strong, Kiese Laymon, Carmen Maria Machado, André Aciman, Sari Botton, Nayomi Munaweera, Brandon Taylor, and Leslie Jamison.

My Mother s Book

My Mother s Book
Author: Elma Van Vliet
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 0143133748
ISBN 13: 9780143133742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Are You My Mother Read Listen Edition

Are You My Mother  Read   Listen Edition
Author: P.D. Eastman
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2011-01-07
ISBN 10: 0375987525
ISBN 13: 9780375987526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are You My Mother Read Listen Edition Book Review:

Your kids will enjoy this classic story even more in this beautiful Read & Listen edition. A baby bird is hatched while his mother is away. Fallen from his nest, he sets out to look for her and asks everyone he meets—including a dog, a cow, and a plane—"Are you my mother?" This ebook includes Read & Listen audio narration.

Feeding My Mother

Feeding My Mother
Author: Jann Arden
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 0735273936
ISBN 13: 9780735273931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feeding My Mother Book Review:

When Jann Arden moved in to a house just across the way from her parents in rural Alberta, the intent was to be close to them so they could be herrefuge. When her dad died in 2015, Jann began to cook for her mom, whose memory was failing, five or six times a week. Her mom found comfort in Jann's kitchen-not just from the delicious food but also sitting with her daughter while she cooked. "If you told me two years ago that I'd be here," Jann writes, "I wouldn't have believed it. And yet we still fall into so much laughter, feel so much insane gladness and joy. It's such a contrast from one minute to the next and it teaches me constantly- it makes me stronger and more humble and more empathetic and caring and kind." But it is also one test after another, one loss after another, and now with her mother in care, Jann is facing the end of their road together. The many people who are dealing with a loved one who is losing themselves will find inspiration and strength in Jann's wholehearted, loving response and her unique take on the upside-down world of a daughter mothering her mother. An affirmation that life keeps on keeping on, this book tells the inspiring story of how you have to roll with it.

Book of My Mother

Book of My Mother
Author: Albert Cohen
Publsiher: Archipelago
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2012-04-10
ISBN 10: 1935744542
ISBN 13: 9781935744542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of My Mother Book Review:

Shortly after Albert Cohen left France for London to escape the Nazis, he received news of his mother’s death in Marseille. Unable to mourn her, he expressed his grief in a series of moving pieces for La France libre, which later grew into Book of My Mother. Achingly honest, intimate, and moving, this love song is a tribute to all mothers. Cohen himself expressed, "I shall not have written in vain if one of you, after reading my hymn of death, is one evening gentler with his mother because of me and my mother." From the Trade Paperback edition.

50 Things about My Mother Fill In Gift Book

50 Things about My Mother  Fill In Gift Book
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Abrams Noterie
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-02
ISBN 10: 9781419729768
ISBN 13: 1419729764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Things about My Mother Fill In Gift Book Book Review:

If your mother had superpowers, what would they be? What's your favorite childhood memory of the two of you together? What has your mom accomplished that makes you proud? Thought provoking and celebratory, this fill-in gift book provides 50 prompts that help you capture all the things you love and appreciate about your mother: her talents, her quirks, the memories you share, and more. With a fresh illustration style and deluxe production details like a grain-embossed, foil-stamped cover, ribbon markers, and a 4-color interior, this book is the perfect keepsake your mother will enjoy for years to come.

You Are My Mother Inspired by P D Eastman s Are You My Mother

You Are My Mother  Inspired by P  D  Eastman s Are You My Mother
Author: P. D. Eastman
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-03-17
ISBN 10: 059312118X
ISBN 13: 9780593121184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Are My Mother Inspired by P D Eastman s Are You My Mother Book Review:

Adapted illustrations from the classic P.D. Eastman's book celebrates the things children love and appreciate about their mothers.

My Mother s Daughter

My Mother s Daughter
Author: Perdita Felicien
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN 10: 0385689969
ISBN 13: 9780385689960
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother s Daughter Book Review:

A raw and affecting memoir about a mother and daughter who beat the odds together. Perdita Felicien's story is woven into her mother's like an intricate braid. To understand Perdita's story, you must know Catherine's. Catherine is larger than life. At seventeen years old, she is determined and tenacious, and longing to experience a better life. But she is also pregnant with her second child, and just scraping by in St. Lucia by selling homemade jewellery on the beach. So when she meets a wealthy white Canadian family vacationing on the island, she knows she's found her chance. After babysitting the couple's infant son for two weeks, she asks them to bring her to Canada and employ her as a nanny. Somehow, they agree. This was the beginning of Catherine's new life: a life of great opportunity, but also profound suffering. Within a few years, she would find herself pregnant a third time--this time in a new country, Canada, with no family supporting her, and this time, with Perdita. Together, in the years to come, they would experience poverty, racism, domestic abuse and even homelessness, but Catherine's will would always pull them through. As Perdita grew and began to discover her preternatural gifts--athleticism at what would one day prove to be an Olympic level--she was edged onward by her mother's love, grit and faith. Facing literal and figurative hurdles, she learned to leap, and pick herself back up when she stumbled. Beautifully written and deeply absorbing, Gold Mettle is a daughter's memoir--a book about the power of a parent's love to transform their child's life.

Without My Mother

Without My Mother
Author: Melissa Cistaro
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 1443458724
ISBN 13: 9781443458726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Without My Mother Book Review:

How Do You Forgive a Parent Who Has Failed You? One summer, Melissa Cistaro’s mother stepped into her baby-blue Dodge Dart and drove away, leaving behind Melissa and her brothers. Rarely seeing their mother as they were growing up, they blamed themselves for her leaving, turning to each other for support and seeking out often destructive ways to cope with living without their mom. Decades later, with children of her own, Melissa finds herself in Olympia, Washington, as her mother is dying. She has just days to find out what happened that summer and to confront the unthinkable fear that a “leaving gene” might be lying dormant inside of her. She knew she came from a long line of mothers who left their children. But when Melissa stumbles across a folder titled “Letters Never Sent” tucked away in her mother’s filing cabinet, she begins to feel the wreckage of her mother’s painful journey, before and after she abandoned her family. Alternating between Melissa’s tumultuous coming-of-age and her mother’s final days, Without My Mother is a haunting yet ultimately uplifting story of one woman’s quest to discover how our parents’ choices impact our own and how we can survive those choices to forge our own paths.

The Seasons of My Mother

The Seasons of My Mother
Author: Marcia Gay Harden
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN 10: 1501135724
ISBN 13: 9781501135729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seasons of My Mother Book Review:

In this lyrical and deeply moving memoir, one of America’s most revered actresses weaves stories of her adventures and travels with her mother, while reflecting on the beautiful spirit that persists even in the face of her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Marcia Gay Harden knew at a young age that her life would be anything but ordinary. One of five lively children born to two Texas natives—Beverly, a proper Dallas lady, and Thad, a young naval officer—she always had a knack for storytelling, role-playing, and adventure. As a military family, the Hardens moved often, and their travels eventually took them to Yokohama, off the coast of Japan, during the Vietnam War era. It was here that Beverly, amid the many challenges of raising her family abroad, found her own self-expression in ikebana, the ancient Japanese art of flower arranging. Using the philosophy of ikebana as her starting point, Marcia Gay Harden intertwines the seasons of her mother’s life with her own journey from precocious young girl to budding artist in New York City to Academy Award-winning actress. With a razor-sharp wit, as well as the kind of emotional honesty that has made her performances resonate with audiences worldwide, Marcia captures the joys and losses of life even as her precious mother gracefully strives to maintain her identity while coming to grips with Alzheimer’s disease. Powerful and incredibly stirring, The Seasons of My Mother illustrates the unforgettable vulnerability and beauty of motherhood, as Marcia does what Beverly can no longer do: she remembers.

My Mother and I

My Mother and I
Author: P.K. Hallinan
Publsiher: Sky Pony
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 9781510745469
ISBN 13: 1510745467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother and I Book Review:

Foster a loving relationship between mother and child in this beautiful picture book! Through simple verse and bright illustrations, P. K. Hallinan illustrates the unconditional love that a mother has for her child. Moms are more than parents, they can be friends too! They can make you laugh, play games like hide-and-seek, or simply be there to read a book or take a stroll with. Mothers are there for their boys and girls no matter what, whether it’s healing hurts, or teaching lessons about caring and giving and the value of hard work. There’s no true friend like a mom! Through the easy-to-read verses of this adorable illustrated book, your child will learn that their mom will always be their best friend. Whether you read it at bedtime or any point of the day, My Mother and I is the perfect book for showing your child just how much you love them as they’re growing up.

The Mother s Book

The Mother s Book
Author: Vliet,Elma van Vliet
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-09
ISBN 10: 9781906021092
ISBN 13: 1906021090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mother s Book Book Review:

Discover and record the story of the person central to your existence, your mother.

Are You My Mother

Are You My Mother
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 0547524366
ISBN 13: 9780547524368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Are You My Mother Book Review:

The New York Times–bestselling graphic memoir about Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home, becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood…and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers. A New York Times, USA Today, Time, Slate, and Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year “As complicated, brainy, inventive and satisfying as the finest prose memoirs.”—New York Times Book Review “A work of the most humane kind of genius, bravely going right to the heart of things: why we are who we are. It's also incredibly funny. And visually stunning. And page-turningly addictive. And heartbreaking.”—Jonathan Safran Foer “Many of us are living out the unlived lives of our mothers. Alison Bechdel has written a graphic novel about this; sort of like a comic book by Virginia Woolf. You won't believe it until you read it—and you must!”—Gloria Steinem

About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known

About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known
Author: Peggy Rowe
Publsiher: Forefront Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 194867744X
ISBN 13: 9781948677448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known Book Review:

Peggy Rowe is at it again—this time giving a hilarious inside look at growing up Rowe, both before and after Mike’s rise to fame. Since the day they said, “I do,” Peggy’s previous “doting” lifestyle met with her husband John’s minimalist ways and became the backdrop for years of adventure and a quirky sense of humor because of their differences. From thoughts of wearing headlamps in the house to save energy, to squeezing out the last drop of toothpaste with a workbench vise, Peggy learned to pick her battles and celebrate the hilarity in each situation. Once their boys were born, woodstove mishaps and garbage dumping tales were the seed for Mike’s obsession with doing dirty jobs and the comical presence he is known for today. As Mike rose to fame, Peggy was his biggest fan—who gave motherly advice and constructive criticism, of course. She baked cookies for Mike to take to Joan Rivers for a Christmas party hostess gift, and even wrote fan letters under faux names and mailed them from different cities to Mike’s producer. By the time Mike hits it big, Peggy and John retire to face more adventures, with a lightning strike in their condo, an elderly friend who ate marijuana leaves, and entering into celebrity status by making Viva paper towel and Lee jeans commercials, plus so much more. Peggy’s stories relive the details that intrigue and entertain old and new fans alike. So if you want a bigger, even funnier take on the Rowe family, About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known delivers.

From My Mother s Back

From My Mother s Back
Author: Njoki Wane
Publsiher: Wolsak and Wynn
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 9781928088738
ISBN 13: 1928088732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From My Mother s Back Book Review:

In this warm and honest memoir, celebrated academic Njoki Wane shares her journey from her parents' small coffee farm in Kenya, where she helped her mother in the fields as a child, to her current work as a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Moving smoothly between time and place, Wane uses memories, painful and tender, to show how her early lessons and the support given by her family allowed her to succeed as a woman of colour in the academy, and to later lift up her students facing their own difficult journeys.

Please Send this Book to My Mother

Please Send this Book to My Mother
Author: Sarah Entwistle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9783956791536
ISBN 13: 3956791533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Please Send this Book to My Mother Book Review:

In Please send this book to my mother, artist Sarah Entwistle dismantles the traditional form of the architectural monograph and artist biography. In 2011, the astounding personal effects of her grandfather, architect Clive Entwistle (1916-76), emerged from a Manhattan storeroom. This book welds together original text fragments and extensive visual material from the collection and Clive Entwistle's years in Paris, London, Tangiers, and New York. Clive Entwistle described his cardinal points as: Philosophy, Architecture, Intellect, and Sex. He was an autodidact whose unconsolidated practice tackled utopian city plans, product design, structural engineering, formal experimentation, and architectural critique. The one-time translator and collaborator of Le Corbusier, Entwistle's proposal for the Crystal Palace (1946) was described by Corbusier as, "one of the great projects of our time." However, none of his ambitious proposals was realized, and Entwistle's presence was largely erased from the landscape of modernism. Sarah Entwistle has constructed an ambiguous portrait, an evocative rendition of an extraordinary life, which provokes questions on the authority of the biographer and the monograph. This publication reaches beyond these genres to resemble an artist's book of poetry and prose fiction. Published to coincide with Sarah Entwistle's solo exhibition of new sculptural works, "He was my father and I an atom destined to grow into him," Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, October 23-December 6, 2015.

Pieces of My Mother

Pieces of My Mother
Author: Melissa Cistaro
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 1492615390
ISBN 13: 9781492615392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pieces of My Mother Book Review:

"A story that lingers in the heart long after the last page is turned." —HOPE EDELMAN, bestselling author of Motherless Daughters and The Possibility of Everything This provocative, poignant memoir of a daughter whose mother left her behind by choice begs the question: Are we destined to make the same mistakes as our parents? One summer, Melissa Cistaro's mother drove off without explanation Devastated, Melissa and her brothers were left to pick up the pieces, always tormented by the thought: Why did their mother abandon them? Thirty-five years later, with children of her own, Melissa finds herself in Olympia, Washington, as her mother is dying. After decades of hiding her painful memories, she has just days to find out what happened that summer and confront the fear she could do the same to her kids. But Melissa never expects to stumble across a cache of letters her mother wrote to her but never sent, which could hold the answers she seeks. Haunting yet ultimately uplifting, Pieces of My Mother chronicles one woman's quest to discover what drives a mother to walk away from the children she loves. Alternating between Melissa's tumultuous coming-of-age and her mother's final days, this captivating memoir reveals how our parents' choices impact our own and how we can survive those to forge our own paths.

Mother of My Mother

Mother of My Mother
Author: Hope Edelman
Publsiher: Delta
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-10-07
ISBN 10: 0307569829
ISBN 13: 9780307569820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mother of My Mother Book Review:

In her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Motherless Daughters, Hope Edelman explored the profound and lasting effects of mother loss, as well as her own search for healing. Now, in her compelling new work, Edelman explores another complex, life-changing relationship, the intricate bond between generations. Drawing from her own experience and the recollections of over seventy other granddaughters, Edelman explores the three-generation triangle from which women develop their female identities: the grandmother-mother-daughter relationship. With eloquent personal testimony, she demonstrates the vital roles grandmothers have played in their granddaughters' lives, as a source of unconditional love, family values and traditions, and backup parent, the ultimate safety net. Here are grandmothers in all their glory: The "Benevolent Manipulator", whose love for her family is matched only by her desire for control; The "Gentle Giant", awesome, respected, who possesses a quiet, behind-the-scenes power; The "Autocrat", who rules her extended family like a despot; The "Kinkeeper", the family hub, who offers a sense of cohesion to the extended clan. With insight and compassion, Edelman probes this unique and emotionally-charged relationship in a book that is a true celebration of an extraordinary bond--and a must read for every woman.

My Mother Your Mother

My Mother  Your Mother
Author: Dennis McCullough
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 006186353X
ISBN 13: 9780061863530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Mother Your Mother Book Review:

What's the right thing to do for mom and dad as they get older? Thanks to advances in science and medicine, more of our parents are living longer than ever before. And though we are rewarded with more time with the people we love, we are also faced with new sets of complications—more diseases, more disability, more need for support and careful judgments. Yet while our health care system may help people live to an older age, it doesn't perform so well when decline eventually sets in. We want to do the best thing but are overwhelmed with the staggering choices we face. Geriatrician Dennis McCullough has spent his life helping families to cope with their parents' aging and eventual final passage, experiences he faced with his own mother. In this comforting and much-needed book, he recommends a new approach, which he terms "Slow Medicine." Shaped by common sense and kindness, grounded in traditional medicine yet receptive to alternative therapies, Slow Medicine advocates for careful anticipatory "attending" to an elder's changing needs rather than waiting for crises that force acute medical interventions—an approach that improves the quality of elders' extended late lives without bankrupting their families financially or emotionally. As Dr. McCullough argues, we need to learn that time and kindness are sometimes more important and humane at these late stages than state-of-the-art medical interventions. My Mother, Your Mother will help you learn how to: —form an early and strong partnership with your parents and siblings; —strategize on connecting with doctors and other care providers; —navigate medical crises; —create a committed Advocacy Team; —reach out with greater empathy and awareness; and —face the end-of-life time with confidence and skill. Although taking care of those who have always cared for us is not an easily navigated time of life, My Mother, Your Mother will help you and your family to prepare for this complex journey. This is not a plan for getting ready to die; it is a plan for understanding, for caring, and for helping those you love live well during their final years. And the time to start is now.