When I Married My Mother (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



"This book is important to every mother and daughter, and to every woman who wants to be one." MAYA ANGELOU.

"This generous gift of a book explores the mystery of how doing the right thing can, in the end, become infinitely more." TOMMY HAYS

"Who knew aging, memory-impaired mothers could surprise their reluctantly dutiful daughters? Jo's counter-intuitive take on caring for Mama Jo speaks to the resilience in late-life family care relationships. As author and memoirist, Jo delighted participants at Duke's Alzheimer's conference by encouraging them to seek fresh, positive and personal perspectives on caring." LISA P. GWYTHER, MSW, co-author The Alzheimer's Action Plan: A
Family Guide, Director of Duke Aging Center Family Support Program

"A wonderfully told love story for everyone." JULIE KLAM

"Two stubborn spirits come together in a shocking burst of love." SARAH KERNOCHAN

"Hilarious, poignant, and utterly relevant. And her mother I adored this book." HOPE EDELMAN

"A wise, funny, and honest memoir. I couldn't put it down." NELL SCOVELL

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