Glitter and Glue: A Memoir

Glitter and Glue: A Memoir

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Ballantine Books #ad - But it didn’t turn out the way she pictured it. But mostly it’s about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time. Praise for glitter and glue “i loved this book, i was moved by this book, and now I will share this book with my own mother—along with my renewed appreciation for certain debts of love that can never be repaid.

Elizabeth gilbert, new york times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love“Kelly Corrigan’s thoughtful and beautifully rendered meditation invites readers to reflect on their own launchings and homecomings. After college, armed with a backpack, and a wad of traveler’s checks, her personal mission statement, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and Become Interesting.

They chatted for an hour, and a week later, discussed timing and pay, Kelly moved in. Every day she spent with the tanner kids was a day spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, straining to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its spiral. New york times bestseller • a memoir from the author of the middle Place about mothers and daughters—a bond that can be nourishing, exasperating,  and occasionally divine.

Glitter and Glue: A Memoir #ad - In a matter of months, her savings shot, she had a choice: get a job or go home. When kelly corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue. This meant nothing to kelly, who left childhood sure that her mom—with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism—would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of Kelly’s life, which she was carefully orienting toward adventure.

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The Middle Place

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Hachette Books #ad - She captures the beat of an ordinary life and the tender, sometimes fractious moments that bind families together. She was living deep within what she calls the Middle Place--"that sliver of time when parenthood and childhood overlap"--comfortably wedged between her adult duties and her parents' care. At thirty-six, active kids, she had a marriage that worked, two funny, and a weekly newspaper column.

It is about the family you make and the family you came from--and locating, navigating, and finally celebrating the place where they meet. Funny yet heart-wrenching, The Middle Place is about being a parent and a child at the same time. But even as a thriving adult, Kelly still saw herself as the daughter of garrulous Irish-American charmer George Corrigan.

The Middle Place #ad - . Rueful and honest, screwiest thoughts, lowest, Kelly is the prized friend who will tell you her darkest, and then later dance on the coffee table at your party. But kelly is abruptly shoved into coming-of-age when she finds a lump in her breast--and gets the diagnosis no one wants to hear. It is about reaching for life with both hands--and finding it.

For kelly Corrigan, family is everything. Kelly corrigan is a natural-born storyteller, a gift you quickly recognize as her father's legacy, and her stories are rich with everyday details. It is about the special double-vision you get when you are standing with one foot in each place.

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Lift

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Hachette Books #ad - No matter when and why this comes to your hands, I want to put down on paper how things started with us. Written as a letter to her children, intimate, Kelly Corrigan's Lift is a tender, and robust portrait of risk and love; a touchstone for anyone who wants to live more fully. Lift is for everyone who has been caught off guard by the pace and vulnerability of raising children, to remind us that our work is important and our time limited.

Like anne morrow lindbergh's gift from the sea, the middle Place, Lift is boisterous and generous, and like Corrigan's memoir, Lift is a meditation on the complexities of a woman's life, a book readers can't wait to share. In lift, corrigan weaves together three true and unforgettable stories of adults willing to experience emotional hazards in exchange for the gratifications of raising children.

Lift #ad - Lift takes its name from hang gliding, a pursuit that requires flying directly into rough air, because turbulence saves a glider from "sinking out. For corrigan, sometimes even violent passages--becomes a metaphor for all of life's most meaningful endeavors, this wisdom--that to fly requires chaotic, particularly the great flight that is parenting.

Corrigan serves it up straight--how mundanely and fiercely her children have been loved, how close most lives occasionally come to disaster, and how often we fall short as mothers and fathers.

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Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say

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Random House #ad - With refreshing candor, and her signature desire to understand “the thing behind the thing, a deep well of empathy, ” Corrigan swings between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and loss. In “no, ” she admires her mother’s ability to set boundaries and her liberating willingness to be unpopular.

And in “i was wrong, ” she comes clean about her disastrous role in a family fight—and explains why saying sorry may not be enough. But that’s just what Kelly Corrigan has set out to do here. She is the sister/mother/best friend we all wish we could have—and because of this big-hearted book, we all get to.

Ariel levy, author of the rules do not apply “with full-bodied humor and radical sensitivity, Kelly Corrigan transforms the mundane pain of life into a necessary spiritual text of sorts, one that reminds us that we have the right to grieve but the obligation to be grateful. New york times bestseller • a story-driven collection of essays on the twelve powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships, difficult questions here, from the bestselling author of Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place “Kelly Corrigan takes on all the big, with great warmth and courage.

Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say #ad - Glennon doylenamed one of the best books of the year by real simple and bustleit’s a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. In “tell me more, ” a facialist named Tish teaches her something important about listening. In her new york times bestselling memoirs, Corrigan distilled our core relationships to their essences, showcasing a warm, easy storytelling style.

Now, unfailingly honest, she’s back with a deeply personal, in Tell Me More, and often hilarious examination of the essential phrases that turn the wheel of life.

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A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman

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Broadway Books #ad - As her husband received a wonderful job opportunity out-of-state, it seemed that the best part of her own life was finished. During the years joan anderson was a loving wife and supportive mother, she had slowly and unconsciously replaced her own dreams with the needs of her family. The basis for the major motion picture of the same name.

An entrancing memoir of how one woman's journey of self-discovery gave her the courage to persevere in re-creating her life. Like many women in her situation, worse, Joan realized that she had neglected to nurture herself and, to envision fulfilling goals for her future. Shocking both of them, she refused to follow him to his new job and decided to retreat to a family cottage on Cape Cod.

A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman #ad - With her sons grown, however, she realized that the family no longer centered on the home she provided, and her relationship with her husband had become stagnant. Over the course of a year, she gradually discovered that her life as an "unfinished woman" was full of possibilities. At first casting about for direction, Joan soon began to take pleasure in her surroundings and call on resources she didn't realize she had.

. Out of that magical, difficult, transformative year came A Year by the Sea, a record of her experiences and a treasury of wisdom for readers. Life is a work in progress, as ever-changing as a sandy shoreline along the beach.

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It's Not Yet Dark: A Memoir

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Mariner Books #ad - In 2010, in a state of lung-function collapse, Simon knew with crystal clarity he was not ready to die. He was given four years to live. A fiercely eloquent testament to making the most out of every moment we’re given. People magazine, book of the week In 2008, Simon Fitzmaurice was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

It's Not Yet Dark: A Memoir #ad - Written using an eye-gaze computer, this is an unforgettable book about relationships and family, and, ultimately, about what connects and separates us as people, about what it means to be alive. It’s not yet dark is a journey into a life that, though brutally compromised, of art, revealing the potent power of love, was lived more fully than most, and of the human spirit.

Against all prevailing medical opinion, he chose life. Despite the loss of almost all motor function, raise his five children, he continued to work, thanks to miraculous technology, and write this astonishing memoir.

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Something for the Pain: One Doctor's Account of Life and Death in the ER

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Something for the Pain: One Doctor's Account of Life and Death in the ER #ad - A stunning account of the chaos of the emergency room. Boston globein this eye-opening account of life in the ER, Paul Austin recalls how the daily grind of long, erratic shifts and endless hordes of patients with sad stories sent him down a path of bitterness and cynicism. Gritty, and ultimately redemptive, powerful, Something for the Pain is a revealing glimpse into the fragility of compassion and sanity in the industrial setting of today’s hospitals.

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Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - With thula’s safe companionship, Iris began to talk and interact with her family. Whether exploring, or taking a bath with Iris or accompanying the family on a bike ride, playing, sleeping, Thula became so much more than a therapy cat. Iris’ story, as told and photographed by her mother, beautifully deciphers the way a child with autism sees and approaches the world .

 .  . Thula, named after one of iris’s favorite African lullabies and meaning “peace” in Zulu, immediately bonded with Iris. Inspiring and touching, iris grace follows the struggles and triumphs of a family—and a miracle cat—as they learn to connect with an amazing child. Iris grace is a beautiful little girl who, avoided social interaction with other people, from a very young age, barely communicated, and rarely smiled.

Iris Grace: How Thula the Cat Saved a Little Girl and Her Family #ad - Compelling reading” Booklist, starred review. A gifted artist, Iris sees the natural world in a profoundly vivid and visceral way. One day, her mother brought home a Maine Coon kitten for Iris, even though cats aren’t typically thought of as therapy pets. Both before her diagnosis of autism and after, she seemed trapped in her own world, unable to connect with those around her.

With thula by her side, she’ll sit and paint for hours, and the results are stunning. Thula knew right away how to assuage Iris when she became overstimulated; when to intervene when Iris became overwhelmed; and how to provide distraction when Iris started heading toward a meltdown.

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The Mill River Redemption: A Novel

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Ballantine Books #ad - Even from the great beyond, it seems Josie will do anything to bring about her daughters’ reconciliation. An enchanting storyteller, Chan is one of those rare authors who make you feel more fully alive. Elizabeth letts, #1 new york times bestselling author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion“Readers looking for a feel-good book about small towns and family bonds won’t be disappointed by Chan’s latest.

Kirkus reviews   “an engrossing page-turner, reeling readers in further with each layer that’s revealed. Compelling. She takes refuge in mill river, ivy collard, Vermont, to live with her only remaining relative, the local bookstore owner and a woman Josie barely knows. There, the young mother and her girls build a new life for themselves—until a shocking tragedy tears the sisters apart.

The Mill River Redemption: A Novel #ad - Having no choice but to go along with their mother’s final wishes, Rose and Emily move back to Mill River for the summer to begin the search—discovering that, in the close-knit community known for magic and miracles, an even greater treasure awaits them. Praise for the mill river redemption  “delving into the complicated roles of siblings, parents, and neighbors, Darcie Chan gives each Mill River character a powerful role in refining and influencing these dynamics.

New york journal of books“darcie Chan paints a vivid and loving portrait of the kind of small town we all wished we lived in. A satisfying read with sympathetic and relatable characters that will be good for book group discussions and vacation reading. Library journal   “Charming.

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Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir

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Crown #ad - Gripping, and triumphant, heartbreaking, this family memoir will resonate throughout the ages. From the Hardcover edition. Soon she and tucker decided to alter their lives forever—they would adopt Chipo. At its peak, his antagonizing branded all foreign journalists personae non grata. She’d been left to die in a field on the day she was born, abandoned in the tall brown grass that covers the highlands of Zimbabwe in the dry season.

One afternoon, a critically ill infant was brought to the orphanage from a village outside the city. After witnessing firsthand the devastating consequences of AIDS on the population, especially the children, the couple started volunteering at an orphanage that was desperately underfunded and short-staffed.

. At home in harare, Vita was nursing Chipo back to health. His wife, a savvy black woman whose father escaped the Jim Crow South for a new life in the industrial North, would not be deterred in her resolve to welcome Chipo into their loving family. Raised in rural mississippi in the sixties and seventies, Tucker was familiar with the mores associated with and dictated by race.

Love in the Driest Season: A Family Memoir #ad - He witnessed heartbreaking scenes of devastation and violence, steeling him further to take a personal role in helping anywhere he could. As if their situation wasn’t tenuous enough, especially journalists, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was stirring up national fervor against foreigners, abroad and at home.

Against a background of war, and unbearable uncertainty about the future, terrorism, disease, Chipo’s story emerges as an inspiring testament to the miracles that love—and dogged determination—can sometimes achieve.

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Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil

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Random House #ad - Yet she soon found she had a gift for befriending afghans, and once her profession became known she was eagerly sought out by Westerners desperate for a good haircut and by Afghan women, who have a long and proud tradition of running their own beauty salons. Through these and other stories, Rodriguez found the strength to leave her own unhealthy marriage and allow herself to love again, Afghan style.

With warmth and humor, Rodriguez details the lushness of a seemingly desolate region and reveals the magnificence behind the burqa. Thus an idea was born. Kabul beauty school is a remarkable tale of an extraordinary community of women who come together and learn the arts of perms, friendship, and freedom.

Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil #ad - From the Hardcover edition. Well meaning but sometimes brazen, overstepped cultural customs, haircutting, Rodriguez stumbled through language barriers, and constantly juggled the challenges of a postwar nation even as she learned how to empower her students to become their families’ breadwinners by learning the fundamentals of coloring techniques, and makeup.

Yet within the small haven of the beauty school, the line between teacher and student quickly blurred as these vibrant women shared with Rodriguez their stories and their hearts: the newlywed who faked her virginity on her wedding night, the twelve-year-old bride sold into marriage to pay her family’s debts, the Taliban member’s wife who pursued her training despite her husband’s constant beatings.

Surrounded by men and women whose skills–as doctors, a hairdresser and mother of two from Michigan, and therapists–seemed eminently more practical than her own, nurses, Rodriguez, despaired of being of any real use. With the help of corporate and international sponsors, the Kabul Beauty School welcomed its first class in 2003.

Soon after the fall of the taliban, in 2001, Deborah Rodriguez went to Afghanistan as part of a group offering humanitarian aid to this war-torn nation.

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