When I Married My Mother: A Daughter's Search for What Really Matters - And How She Found It Caring for Mama Jo (Paperback)

A Daughter's Search for What Really Matters - And How She Found It Caring for Mama Jo

By Jo Maeder

Vivant Press, 9780985548216, 306pp.

Publication Date: April 6, 2013

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Description

Jo Maeder was an ambitious DJ in New York City when she did the unthinkable: she moved to the Bible Belt to look after her frail, estranged mother, who had long been a source of intense frustration. Maeder's tumultuous journey from simply living with "Mama Jo" to learning to truly love her not only changed Maeder's life, but also was the catalyst for pulling her long-fractured family together again. Though often rocky, their "marriage" was a triumph that taught her about life, faith, and what really matters.

With an estimated 34 million informal caregivers in the United States today, more and more adult children are finding themselves in similar circumstances. Poignant and refreshingly funny, Maeder's story will resonate with this vast audience, providing an informative and inspirational roadmap for compassionate elder care.



About the Author

Jo Maeder was a radio DJ in South Florida and New York City known as "The Rock and Roll Madame." Her show followed Howard Stern's. She now lives in North Carolina and is a writer/bird nut. www.jomaeder.com
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