Glitter and Glue
A MemoirDownloadable Audiobook - 2014
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Middle Place comes a new memoir that examines the bond--sometimes nourishing, sometimes exasperating, occasionally divine--between mothers and daughters. When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the division of labor in her family as "Your father may be the glitter but I'm the glue." This meant exactly nothing to Kelly, who left her childhood sure that her mom--with her inviolable commandments, curious introversion, and proud stoicism--would be nothing more than background for the rest of Kelly's life, which she was carefully orienting toward adventure. After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler's checks, she took off for Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji to see things and do things and Become Interesting. But it didn't turn out the way she pictured it. In a matter of months, her fanny pack..
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2014
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