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About My Mother
Author: Peggy Rowe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2018-11-13
ISBN 10: 1948677172
Pages: 192 pages

About My Mother Book Summary : 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…

All about My Mother
Author: Samuel Adamson
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 2007
ISBN 10:
Pages: 115 pages

All about My Mother Book Summary : Following the tragic death of her beloved son, Manuela goes to Barcelona in search of the father. But before she can exorcise her guilt she gets caught up in the lives of three women: Agrado, a long-lost transexual friend; Rosa, a young nun in search of love; and, Huma Rojo, the famous actress Manuela's son so admired.

About My Mother
Author: Tahar Ben Jelloun
Publisher: Saqi Books
Release Date: 2016-07-06
ISBN 10: 1846592038
Pages: 304 pages

About My Mother Book Summary : Since she's been ill, Lalla Fatma has become a frail little thing with a faltering memory. Lalla Fatma thinks she's in Fez in 1944, where she grew up, not in Tangier in 2000, where this story begins. She calls out to family members who are long dead and loses herself in the streets of her childhood, yearning for her first love and the city she left behind. By her bedside, her son Tahar listens to long-hidden secrets and stories from her past: married while still playing with dolls and widowed for the first time at the age of sixteen. Guided by these fragments, Tahar vividly conjures his mother's life in post-war Morocco, unravelling the story of a woman for whom resignation was the only way out. Tender and compelling, About My Mother maps the beautiful, fragile and complex nature of human experience, while paying tribute to a remarkable woman and the bond between mother and son. 'Ben Jelloun is arguably Morocco's greatest living author, whose impressive body of work combines intellect and imagination in magical fusion' Guardian 'In any language, in any culture, Tahar Ben Jelloun would be a remarkable novelist' Sunday Telegraph 'One of Morocco's most celebrated and translated writers' Asymptote 'A traditional storyteller whose tales have the status of myth ... An important writer.' Times Literary Supplement

Without My Mother
Author: Melissa Cistaro
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 1443458724
Pages: 320 pages

Without My Mother Book Summary : 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.

Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo
Author: Jancee Dunn
Publisher: Villard Books
Release Date: 2009
ISBN 10: 0345501926
Pages: 208 pages

Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo Book Summary : Traces the author's frustration with being perpetually cast in a child's role by her parents and her discovery that many of her friends experienced the same in their own families, in a whimsical account that describes her perplexity at witnessing her aging parent's haphazard regressive behaviors. Original.

The Truth About My Mother
Author: Jemma Wallace
Publisher: Trapeze
Release Date: 2020-02-20
ISBN 10: 1409173577
Pages: 336 pages

The Truth About My Mother Book Summary : For fans of Harriet Evans, Lucinda Riley and Rowan Coleman. The Truth About My Mother is a sweeping family drama about secrets, sacrifice and love, spanning from the 1950s to present day. All families have secrets, don't they? 89-year-old Jeannette never meant to keep the truth from her family. But when a near fatal fall sends her to live with her granddaughter Amy, she finds herself revisiting a past that's been hidden for too many years. Amy, however, has always been good at keeping secrets. When ex-partner Nick shows up, she's forced to admit that some things just can't stay hidden forever. Judith is starting from scratch - again. The master of reinvention, Amy's mother has been seeking happiness in all the wrong places. This time though, she might just find it a lot closer to home than she ever believed she would... As Jeannette's 90th birthday party approaches, all three women discover they have more in common than they first thought, and the secrets from the past may be the key to unlocking the future. Three women. Three generations. One legacy they all share... From the winner of the Gingerbread and Trapeze New Writer Award.

What My Mother and I Don t Talk About
Author: Michele Filgate
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 1982107359
Pages: 288 pages

What My Mother and I Don t Talk About Book Summary : “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.

Feeding My Mother
Author: Jann Arden
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Release Date: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 0735273936
Pages: 208 pages

Feeding My Mother Book Summary : 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.

About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known
Author: Peggy Rowe
Publisher: Forefront Books
Release Date: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 194867744X
Pages: 240 pages

About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known Book Summary : 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.

What My Mother Doesn t Know
Author: Sonya Sones
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-10-19
ISBN 10: 1439115184
Pages: 272 pages

What My Mother Doesn t Know Book Summary : My name is Sophie. This book is about me. It tells the heart-stoppingly riveting story of my first love. And also of my second. And, okay, my third love, too. It's not that I'm boy crazy. It's just that even though I'm almost fifteen I've been having sort of a hard time trying to figure out the difference between love and lust. It's like my mind and my body and my heart just don't seem to be able to agree on anything.

My Mother s Book
Author: Elma Van Vliet
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 0143133748
Pages: 160 pages

My Mother s Book Book Summary :

Are You My Mother
Author: N.A
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2015-04-14
ISBN 10: 0553496808
Pages: 24 pages

Are You My Mother Book Summary : When a mother bird's egg starts to jump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat, but as soon as she's gone, out pops the baby bird, who immediately sets off to find his mother with hilarious results. A beloved classic that was edited by Dr. Seuss.

What My Mother Gave Me
Author: Elizabeth Benedict
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Release Date: 2013-04-02
ISBN 10: 1616202688
Pages: 304 pages

What My Mother Gave Me Book Summary : In What My Mother Gave Me, women look at the relationships between mothers and daughters through a new lens: a daughter’s story of a gift from her mother that has touched her to the bone and served as a model, a metaphor, or a touchstone in her own life. The contributors of these thirty-one original pieces include Pulitzer Prize winners, perennial bestselling novelists, and celebrated broadcast journalists. Whether a gift was meant to keep a daughter warm, put a roof over her head, instruct her in the ways of womanhood, encourage her talents, or just remind her of a mother’s love, each story gets to the heart of a relationship. Rita Dove remembers the box of nail polish that inspired her to paint her nails in the wild stripes and polka dots she wears to this day. Lisa See writes about the gift of writing from her mother, Carolyn See. Cecilia Muñoz remembers both the wok her mother gave her and a lifetime of home-cooked family meals. Judith Hillman Paterson revisits the year of sobriety her mother bequeathed to her when Paterson was nine, the year before her mother died of alcoholism. Abigail Pogrebin writes about her middle-aged bat mitzvah, for which her mother provided flowers after a lifetime of guilt for skipping her daughter’s religious education. Margo Jefferson writes about her mother’s gold dress from the posh department store where they could finally shop as black women. Collectively, the pieces have a force that feels as elemental as the tides: outpourings of lightness and darkness; joy and grief; mother love and daughter love; mother love and daughter rage. In these stirring words we find that every gift, ?no matter how modest, tells the story of a powerful bond. As Elizabeth Benedict points out in her introduction, “whether we are mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, or cherished friends, we may not know for quite some time which presents will matter the most."

Thanks to My Mother
Author: Schoschana Rabinovici
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: 2000-03-01
ISBN 10: 1101142545
Pages: 256 pages

Thanks to My Mother Book Summary : Susie Weksler was only eight when Hitler's forces invaded her Lithuanian city of Vilnius. Over the next few years, she endured starvation, brutality, and forced labor in three concentration camps. With courage and ingenuity, Susie's mother helped her to survive--by disguising her as an adult to fool the camp guards, finding food to add to their scarce rations, and giving her the will to endure. This harrowing memoir portrays the best and worst of humanity in heartbreaking scenes you will never forget. Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder Award An ALA Notable Book An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies

Circling My Mother
Author: Mary Gordon
Publisher: Anchor
Release Date: 2008
ISBN 10: 0307277615
Pages: 254 pages

Circling My Mother Book Summary : The acclaimed novelist and author of The Shadow Man continues the story of her family as she shares the life story of her mother, Anna Gagliano Gordon--a hard-working single mother whose life was shaped by the physical affliction of polio, as well as the ravages of alcoholism and dementia--their relationship, and her role as a daughter. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Book of My Mother
Author: Albert Cohen
Publisher: Archipelago
Release Date: 2012-04-10
ISBN 10: 1935744542
Pages: 180 pages

Book of My Mother Book Summary : 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.

What I Remember about My Mother Writing Journal
Author: Mary Kidd
Publisher: N.A
Release Date: 2020-07-16
ISBN 10:
Pages: 100 pages

What I Remember about My Mother Writing Journal Book Summary : Who is our best cheerleader? Many of us will say that our mothers have been the wind beneath our wings. There is no one on earth that is more supportive, that accepts us the way we are, and defends us even when we are in error than our mothers. I personally referred to my own mother as Mama. There is something very comforting about the name Mama. Well, after Mama died a few years ago, my greatest fear was that I would forget some especially important attributes about her as years would pass. I haphazardly wrote some very disorganized notes about her. Recently I realized my notes about my memories of Mama were missing. I was blessed in that I did recover my notes, but it occurred to me that others may feel compelled to write what they remember about their own mothers. It would have been nice if I had written my notes in some sort of categorized journal, and therefore, I have created this journal especially for writing down everything that we know or remember about our mothers. It can be used now to record special moments that you and your mom share together, or if your mother has already graduated to heaven, it isn't too late to write everything that you can remember about her so that you can always keep your memories of her close to your heart. 8.5 X 11 White Ruled Journal, 120 Pages

Are You My Mother
Author: Alison Bechdel
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 0547524366
Pages: 304 pages

Are You My Mother Book Summary : 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

A Little Book for My Mother
Author: Helen Exley
Publisher: Helen Exley Gift Books
Release Date: 1998
ISBN 10: 9781861871183
Pages: 96 pages

A Little Book for My Mother Book Summary : Presents quotations which are matched with artwork. There are 14 Mini books in this series and have been translated to many languages.

My Mother s Boyfriend and Me
Author: Alice Jacoby
Publisher: iUniverse
Release Date: 2011-10
ISBN 10: 0595448054
Pages: 164 pages

My Mother s Boyfriend and Me Book Summary : Laurie and her widowed mother have always been good friends until her mother meets and falls in love with a young, handsome man, Blue. The romance progresses and two weeks later, Blue moves in with them and Laurie's life begins to change dramatically. Laurie is confused by Blue's sudden attention. Is he coming on to her or, is he just being affectionate? Does her mother's boyfriend want her? After a sexually charged day with Blue at the beach, Laurie tries to confide her uneasiness to her mother. Her mother refuses to listen and defends Blue. Abandoned by her mother, Laurie is increasingly frightened by Blue's threatening behavior. Laurie begins to feel that her life is in danger. Whom can she turn to for help? Where can she go to feel safe?