Listen to your Mother

Listen to your Mother

What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now

Book - 2015
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"Irreverent, thought-provoking, hilarious, and edgy: a collection of personal stories celebrating motherhood, featuring #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jenny Lawson and Jennifer Weiner, and many other notable writers. Listen to Your Mother is a fantastic awakening of why our mothers are important, taking readers on a journey through motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor. Based on the sensational national performance movement, Listen to Your Mother showcases the experiences of ordinary people of all racial, gender, and age backgrounds, from every corner of the country. This collection of essays celebrates and validates what it means to be a mother today, with honesty and candor that is arrestingly stimulating and refreshing. The stories are raw, honest, poignant, and sometimes raunchy, ranging from adoption, assimilation to emptying nests; first-time motherhood, foster-parenting, to infertility; single-parenting, LGBTQ parenting, to special-needs parenting; step-mothering; never mothering, to surrogacy; and mothering through illness to mothering through unsolicited advice. Honest, funny, and heart-wrenching, these personal stories are the collective voice of mothers among us. Whether you are one, have one, or know one, Listen to Your Mother is an emotional whirlwind that is guaranteed to entertain, amuse, and enlighten. "--
"The perfect Mother's Day gift from the rapidly growing national performance movement in celebration of the art, work, and beauty of motherhood"--
Publisher: New York :, G. P. Putnam's Sons,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780399169854
Branch Call Number: 808.80352 Listen 04/2015
Characteristics: 246 pages ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Imig, Ann - Editor


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JCLLisaA Aug 05, 2019

I'm a contributor to this anthology and am honored to be included with other Listen to Your Mother cast members. The book isn't strictly about mothers; my piece, for example, is about my dad and how he stepped up when, as a teenager, my mother was absent. It's a great collection that touches on a... Read More »

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