A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime
Flatiron Books, 9781250061140, 272pp.
Publication Date: March 29, 2016
I'm getting a life's lesson about grace from my mother in the ICU. We never stop learning from our mothers, do we?
Scott Simon sat beside his once gorgeous and vivacious mother, holding her hand, comforting her, and reminiscing about good times and bad as she faced her final days. The result of those hours spent in the hospital is Unforgettable--a deeply moving, at times laugh-out-loud funny memoir about the colorful life of this mother and son. An instant New York Times bestseller, Unforgettable is a spirited, affecting, and personal tribute, and it is a testament to the universal bond between all parents and children.
"In a return to the bighearted storytelling that made him a star NPR correspondent, Simon] pays full tribute to the ex-showgirl who...taught her only son to be honest, kind, and entertaining. Be assured, tears will fall."--People Magazine
"With UNFORGETTABLE, Simon reveals not the possibilities of social media but its limits. Those 140-character bursts...seem inadequate compared with the skilled unspooling of this memoir."--The Washington Post