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Designated Daughter: The Bonus Years with Mom Hardcover – April 1, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
The trials and the love and the sharing and letting it all "hang out" make it a must read.
The authors talk about sadness that most of us don't articulate...it must have helped them to write it..reading it made me laugh aloud and cry and learn to understand and handle the changes that come to us all as we age.
It's perfect for all generations.
Reviewed by Karen Haney
In Designated Daughter: The Bonus Years with Mom, D. G. Fulford with her mother, Phyllis Greene, gives everyone who reads this book a bonus! Readers will find a witty, touching, and inspirational story of a mother and daughter and how their relationship grows and changes with age and through life's experiences. After D. G.'s father dies, she decides it is best to move back home to be closer to her mother. She returns expecting to be a care giver for her mother, but D. G. quickly realizes she will be on the receiving end of care in many ways for very much of the time. As this mother-daughter team becomes friends and partners, the reader is led to reevaluate or remember their own relationship with their mother.
Uniquely told, D. G. Fulford writes of the journey she makes but the book is richly enhanced by her mother, Phyllis Greene, adding her take on things at the end of each chapter. Phyllis Greene became an author herself at the age of 82 and their shared careers are a good foundation for the bond that develops. Both are different in many ways, but they soon discover that their mutual needs are met by their sharing this special time together. D. G. relates how their lives changed following her father's death and how they share so much together very much like many mothers and daughters do in the same situation. She realizes there are many mother and daughter partnerships like theirs and thus gives herself, and those like her, the nickname of "designated daughters".
Everyday chores and experiences are dealt with but in a shared manner, with support and love, as well as adversity and sacrifices.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
was given this book as a gift. delivered a special message worth sharing so I purchased multiple copies to give away. haven't heard anyone say it wasn't worth the read.Published 17 months ago by T. Mills
Such a great book for anyone that is dealing with an elderly parent! I am nearing the end of my time as the Designated Daughter but without the "bonus years" my time with... Read morePublished on February 28, 2014 by TSI
Book arrived in perfect condition. I have given this book as a gift to several of my friends. It is great book!Published on June 27, 2011 by Kiki
This book helps me view my life from a different thought process. Instead of a problem it can be a sourch of joy. Very helpful.Published on January 21, 2010 by Sandra Brown