Books for Mothers Day
Have you ever gone to pick up your kid after school, only to be pulled over by a cop, who tells you you’re still in your bathrobe? Beckerman has. Does she really get her cool back? Is it even worth it? Read the book and find out.
Poet, essayist and prize-winning playwright Cleage takes the reader back to how she lived in the 1970s and 80s, chronicling her life as a college student, civil rights activist, speechwriter for the first African American mayor of Atlanta, writer and mother.
Glitter and glue : a memoir by Kelly Corrigan. 2014.
In 1992, college graduate Corrigan left for a round-the-world-trip. Running out of money in Australia, she took on a job as a nanny to a new widower’s two young children. In the course of caring for her grieving charges, Corrigan comes to appreciate her mother’s (the “glue” of the title) bromides.
If it’s not one thing, it’s your mother by Julia Sweeney. 2013.
Saturday Night Live alum Sweeney parlayed into theatrical monologues her experience of cervical cancer (“God said HA!”) and the adoption of her daughter in China (“In the family way”). This book is a collection of essays covering her entire life span, leading up to her life now, happily married, living in Chicago, and with her daughter thriving.