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Show Me the Way

A Memoir in Stories

Jennifer Lauck


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Having lost both of her prents at an early age, Jennifer Lauck, acclaimed author of the memoir Blackbird and its follow-up, Still Waters, has in Show Me the Way made peace with her past in order to face the future as a mother herself.
In this luminous and mature work, Lauck offers an unflinching account of the joys and pains of modern motherhood. Show Me the Way touches upon the themes common to so many of Lauck's loyal readers: labor, delivery, and the physical delights of giving birth; the decision to have a second child; the struggle to maintain independence and, of course, a healthy sex life; the tenuous work/life balancing act; the gossamer threads that bind a family together; the soul-defining nature of caring for children; and the ultimate surrender of finally "getting it." A moving journey through a mother's dreams and memories, Show Me the Way is also a rewarding and inspiring conclusion for the author's many fans.

Praise For Show Me the Way: A Memoir in Stories

"Show Me the Way takes you into the heart and mind of an ordinary mother who relies on an honest combination of instinct, intuition, and trial and error to get her kids from day to day. We need more books like this one, for its depiction of motherhood in all its frustrating, sloppy, heartbreaking glory."
-- Hope Edelman, author of Motherless Daughters

"Lauck commands respect and provides inspiration...A captivating...exploration of motherhood.
-- Publishers Weekly

"An engaging, heartfelt, and often irreverent look at the satisfactions and stresses of rookie parenthood."
-- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Washington Square Press, 9780743476393, 288pp.

Publication Date: April 19, 2005

About the Author

Jennifer Lauck is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Blackbird and its sequel, Still Waters. She lives with her husband, son, and daughter in Portland, Oregon.