Listen to Your Mother

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Listen to Your Mother

What She Said Then, What We're Saying Now

By Ann Imig

G.P. Putnam's Sons, Hardcover, 9780399169854, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2015

Description
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.