I Love You, Mom!
A Celebration of Our Mothers and Their Gifts to Us
By Kelly Ripa
(Hyperion, Paperback, 9780786888528, 224pp.)
Publication Date: April 2004
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In I Love You, Mom!, accomplished people including Kelly Ripa, Sally Jesse Raphael, Cindy Adams, Pat Schroeder, and Nia Vardalos share their personal stories about the most important people in their lives--their mothers. Larry King tells of his doting mom, who always believed he could accomplish whatever he wanted in life. Liz Smith writes about the various definitions of motherhood, while Finola Hughes describes her mother's great sense of humor. Kelly Ripa's moving essay expresses gratitude for her mom's hours of listening and unconditional support and for being an amazing role model. With blank pages on which you can write your own personal thank-you, I Love You, Mom! is the perfect Mother's Day gift.
Kelly Ripa, formerly of All My Children, is cohost of Live! with Kelly and Michael. A mother herself, Kelly thanks her own mom for always being her best friend. Kelly lives in New York with her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, and their children. Mothers Against Drunk Driving is her charity of choice, and she has donated a portion of the proceeds from this book to MADD.
Diane Clehane is a journalist and author who has reported on the lives of some of the world's most intriguing people for magazines, in books, and on television. She is a contributing editor at TV Guide. Her work appears regularly in many national publications, including People and Variety. She is the author of Diana: The Secrets of Her Style (GT Publishing).