What My Mother and I Don't Talk About

Author: Michele Filgate

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 1982107359

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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“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.

Hidden from the Holocaust

Author: Kerry Bluglass

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 8475


Presents the oral histories of fifteen psychologically healthy people who survived the Holocaust as children hidden by Christians.

Our Young Folks

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature

Page: N.A

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Popular children's magazine containing music, enigmas, charades, maps, stories and articles by various authors.

The Living Age

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 866

View: 5758


Remarkable Women

Author: Karen D. Arnold,Kathleen Diane Noble,Rena Faye Subotnik

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 518

View: 6512


Remarkable Women: Perspectives on Female Talent Development is the first book to consolidate and expand existing knowledge about highly capable women and the internal and external forces that lead them to extraordinary adult accomplishment. The collected studies include women from a wide variety of backgrounds and talent domains whose paths to exceptional achievement illuminate the nature of female talent development and provide models to help more women fulfill their promise in adulthood.

The Sunday at Home

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 864

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The Family Herald

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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