Books for Mothers Day

lost in suburbia

Lost in suburbia : how I got pregnant, lost myself, and got my cool back in the New Jersey suburbs by Tracy Beckerman. 2013

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.



things I should have told my daughterThings I should have told my daughter : lies, lessons & love affairs by Pearl Cleage. 2014.

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

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 thingIf 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.


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Posted by Barbara | 7 May 2015 | Comments Off on Books for Mothers Day

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