By Kelly Corrigan
Big apple occasions BESTSELLER
From the writer of the center position comes a brand new memoir that examines the bond--sometimes nourishing, occasionally exasperating, sometimes divine--between moms and daughters.
When Kelly Corrigan was once in highschool, her mom smartly summarized the family members dynamic as "Your father's the glitter yet I'm the glue." This intended not anything to Kelly, who left formative years definite that her mom--with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism--would be not anything greater than history chatter for the remainder of Kelly's existence, which she used to be conscientiously orienting towards experience. After collage, armed with a backpack, her own project assertion, and a wad of traveler's exams, she took off for Australia to work out issues and do issues and turn into Interesting.
But it didn't prove the best way she pictured it. In a question of months, her rate reductions shot, she had a call: get a role or pass domestic. That's how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of 2 trying to find a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, mentioned timing and pay, and per week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that apartment in a suburb north of Sydney, 10,000 miles from the home the place she was once raised, her mother's voice was once unexpectedly all over the place, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her via a terrain as international as any she had ever trekked. on a daily basis she spent with the Tanner young ones used to be an afternoon spent reconsidering her dating along with her mom, turning it over in her fingers like a shell, straining to listen to no matter what messages could be trapped in its spiral.
This is a publication concerning the distinction among commute and existence event, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and moms. yet normally it's approximately who you respect and why, and the way that alterations over time.
Praise for Glitter and Glue
"I enjoyed this ebook, i used to be moved by way of this booklet, and now i'm going to percentage this booklet with my very own mother--along with my renewed appreciation for yes bills of affection that could by no means be repaid."--Elizabeth Gilbert, long island instances bestselling writer of devour, Pray, Love
"[A] humorous, gleaming memoir."--More
"Kelly Corrigan is not any stranger to mining the depths of her center. . . . [In] Glitter and Glue, Corrigan turns the microscope on her dating along with her personal mom. . . . via her personal event of taking care of childrens, she starts off, for the 1st time, to understand the complicated lady who raised her."--O: The Oprah Magazine
"Corrigan writes with heat and gentle humor."--The Washington Post
"In this endearing, humorous, and thought-provoking memoir, Kelly Corrigan's thoughts of long-ago adventures light up the altering relationships among moms and children--as good as every thing else that truly matters."--Gretchen Rubin, big apple instances bestselling writer of The Happiness Project
"Corrigan is still a full of life, nimble cheerleader for the thrill of family."--People
"Kelly Corrigan parses the bittersweet complexities of motherhood with humor and beauty. Her writing has intensity and buoyancy and lightweight. It's a river on a summer time day. You slip into the present, giggling, and are over excited by means of it. Glitter and Glue is an ideal present for a person with a mother."--Mary Roach, ny instances bestselling writer of Stiff and Spook