Praise for Motherhood is a brutally honest, touching, and gut-wrenching story about love, loss, family and, possibly, forgiveness. (Richard Thomas, author of Transubstantiate)
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Praise of Motherhood is a memoir about the life and death of Phil Jourdain's mother, who stood by him throughout his tumultuous childhood. Read morePublished on September 12, 2013 by Underground Book Reviews
The first thing you'll note upon reading Phil Jourdan's book is the presence of sublime beauty that lingers amidst the chaos and confusion. Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by Terry Rance
I'm gonna keep this simple. This is a book about his mother. But it's more than that. This is a book about emotional struggle. Read morePublished on December 18, 2012 by C. Smith
I tend to shy away from memoirs and personal tales of non-fiction. Although there are many note-worthy exceptions, I generally find them disingenuous, as if history had been... Read morePublished on December 11, 2012 by lovecraftianbeast
Praise of Motherhood is not only one of the best books I have read all year, it's possibly the best non-fiction book I have ever read. I usually don't read non-fiction. Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by JLawrence
Phil Jourdan is brilliant and troubled. His simple words, complex experiences and troubling therapeutic methods equal a brilliant novel that you can tell is both healing and feel... Read morePublished on November 30, 2012 by Sarah Butland
Praise of Motherhood is far from my standard reading fare, yet I found it immensely insightful, and read it in only two sittings. Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Dave
I had no idea what I was getting into. Not only does this book place the reader directly inside the author's psyche as he moves through the grieving process, but you get the sense... Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by Anthony David
Phil Jourdan has an interesting mastery over thought. His work consistently reveals fresh layers beneath common events. Read morePublished on August 16, 2012 by Pela Via