By Kelly Corrigan
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From the author of The heart Place 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 well summarized the kinfolk dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter yet I’m the glue.” This intended not anything to Kelly, who left early life definite that her mom—with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism—would be not anything greater than historical past chatter for the remainder of Kelly’s lifestyles, which she used to be conscientiously orienting towards event. After collage, armed with a backpack, her own challenge assertion, and a wad of traveler’s tests, she took off for Australia to determine issues and do issues and develop into Interesting.
But it didn’t end up the best way she pictured it. In a question of months, her reductions shot, she had a decision: get a task or cross 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 condo in a suburb north of Sydney, 10,000 miles from the home the place she used to be raised, her mother’s voice was once without notice in every single place, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her via a terrain as international as any she had ever trekked. each day she spent with the Tanner youngsters 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 will be trapped in its spiral.
it is a booklet concerning the distinction among shuttle and existence event, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and moms. yet typically it’s approximately who you respect and why, and the way that adjustments over time.
Praise for Glitter and Glue
“I enjoyed this publication, i used to be moved by means of this booklet, and now i'm going to percentage this ebook with my very own mother—along with my renewed appreciation for yes bills of affection that could by no means be repaid.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, New York instances bestselling writer of consume, Pray, Love
“Kelly Corrigan’s considerate and fantastically rendered meditation invitations readers to mirror on their lonesome launchings and homecomings. I authorized the invitation and realized issues approximately myself. you are going to, too. Isn’t that why we read?”—Wally Lamb, New York occasions bestselling writer of we're Water
“Kelly Corrigan is not any stranger to mining the depths of her middle. . . . [In] Glitter and Glue,Corrigan turns the microscope on her dating along with her personal mom. . . . via her personal event of taking good care of teenagers, she starts off, for the 1st time, to understand the advanced girl who raised her.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Corrigan [is] a full of life, nimble cheerleader for the thrill of family.”—People
“[A] humorous, gleaming memoir.”—More
“Corrigan writes with heat and mild humor.”—The Washington Post
“[An] impossible to resist cocktail of lyrical writing and good, beneficial insight.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“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 little thing else that actually matters.”—Gretchen Rubin, New York instances bestselling writer of The Happiness Project