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Parenting & Relationships

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Released: 2014-02-04

Glitter and Glue: A Memoir by Kelly Corrigan



From the Creator of the middle Place comes a brand new memoir that examines the bond—every now and then nourishing, now and again exasperating, infrequently divine—between moms and daughters.
When Kelly Corrigan Was Once in highschool, her mom neatly summarized the household dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter But I’m the glue.” This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure that her mother—with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism—could be nothing more than history chatter for the remainder of Kelly’s Existence, which she Used To Be in moderation orienting towards adventure. After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission observation, and a wad of traveler’s exams, she took off for Australia to peer issues and do things and Transform Interesting.
But It Surely didn’t prove the way in which she pictured it. In a matter of months, her financial savings shot, she had a choice: get a job or go dwelling. That’s how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two searching for a are living-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, discussed timing and pay, and per week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, 10,000 miles from the house where she Was raised, her mom’s voice Was Once abruptly far and wide, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her Through a terrain as international as any she had ever trekked. Each Day she spent with the Tanner youngsters Was Once a day spent reconsidering her relationship together with her mom, turning it over in her fingers like a shell, straining to hear no matter messages might be trapped in its spiral.
This Is A Ebook about the difference between commute and Existence expertise, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. However largely it’s about who you admire and why, and how that adjustments over time.

Praise for Glitter and Glue
“I liked this E Book, I Was Once moved through this Ebook, and now I Will share this E Book with my own mother—together with my renewed appreciation for certain debts of love that may by no means be repaid.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, NY Instances bestselling Writer of Devour, Pray, Love
“[A] humorous, glowing memoir.”Extra

“Kelly Corrigan is not any stranger to mining the depths of her coronary heart. . . . [In] Glitter and Glue, Corrigan turns the microscope on her relationship together with her own mom. . . . Through her personal experience of caring for kids, she starts offevolved, for the first time, to understand the advanced woman who raised her.”O: The Oprah Journal
“Corrigan writes with heat and gentle humor.”The Washington Post

“In This endearing, funny, and idea-frightening memoir, Kelly Corrigan’s reminiscences of long-ago adventures illuminate the changing relationships between mothers and kids—in addition to the whole thing else that really issues.”—Gretchen Rubin, THE BIG APPLE Times bestselling Creator of The Happiness Undertaking
“Corrigan remains a lively, nimble cheerleader for the fun of household.”Individuals

“Kelly Corrigan parses the bittersweet complexities of motherhood with humor and grace. Her writing has depth and buoyancy and lightweight. It's a river on a summer time day. You slip into the current, laughing, and are carried away by it. Glitter and Glue is a perfect present for any person with a mom.”—Mary Roach, THE BIG APPLE Instances bestselling Author of Stiff and Spook

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Editoral Review

Kelly Corrigan on her new memoir Glitter and Glue

Glitter and Glue

I’m Irish. That have to be the place the luck comes from, the good fortune required to discover a Writer after filling diaries and journals for thirty years, first in a gingham wonderland from Sears, then in a dorm room in Virginia, At Last in a fixer-upper near Oakland, California.

My first Ebook, the middle Position, Used To Be about my father, Greenie, who Was very ailing on the same time that I Was very ailing. Next, in 2010, I Tried to capture what it has been to my daughters’ mom in Lift. Ultimately, with Glitter and Glue, my mother gets her due. Now, Mary Corrigan is an advanced subject, as most moms are. Think stoic, gritty, unbending; one phase saint, two parts sergeant. Or, as she put it, “Your father’s the glitter, However I’m the glue. It takes both, Kelly.”

I’m Hoping that come what may, given the toppling pile of books in your nightstand, you will discover a night to spare for this story of how I came to marvel who my mother Used To Be sooner than I arrived, what motherhood had completed to her and who she had Transform given that I left dwelling. Parenthood is so distorting; all of us deserve a 2nd, longer seem to be.

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Author: Kelly Corrigan Writer: Ballantine Books Binding: Kindle Adaptation Language: English Pages: 241

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