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Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps Hardcover – Bargain Price, April 15, 2010
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We all have stories to tell. This latest collection comes out just in time for Mother's Day. These are excerpts from interviews about mothers. These stories about moms will touch your heart. Some are told by moms. Some are told by spouses, others by children. Every story is unique.
As Isay closes this collection he talks about the time he interviewed his own mother. Going into it he assumed he knew all about her, that there would not be any new revelations. Boy, was he wrong. Something about the StoryCorps Project brings out the best in participants. They remember. They reflect. They give honor. They show their grit in the face of life's obstacles. These stories are magical. Isay's mom told stories that blew him away. He was amazed.
Prepare to be delighted and amazed by this fabulous, tender collection of stories about MOM. You gotta love it~ya gotta love your mom. Happy Mother's Day.
From a view of what it is like to get estranged from your family then come back to good relations, to what it is like to raise a family with special needs children, to what it is like to come here from another county, to what it is like to adopt or be adopted, the stories are engrossing. I identified with much and was fascinated throughout. The stories are as gripping and well-told as fiction.
This book made me think a lot about my own mother and what kind of mother I could and should be. The stories often inspired me as people continued to be loving and friendly with their families throughout ups and down and sometimes great adversity.
It's a great Mother's Day gift, but also a great reminder of how special our relationships with our mom's truly are. Everyone should have this book on their shelf.
I can't imagine raising five kids, but my grandparents know exactly what it was like. My mom was one of five, and she and her siblings are now as close as they could be. I'll be getting her a copy for Mother's Day. I hope she likes it.
StoryCorps, started in 2003, "has recorded nearly thirty thousand interviews with more than fifty thousand participants...across all fifty states...from every imaginable background." Those interested in participating in the program (to which proceeds of the book go) can see what it's all about by reading either of the two books edited by founder Dave Isay (this one and Listening is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the StoryCorps Project, published in 2007), or checking out (and listening to interviews at) their web site. As with the prior book, listening (versus reading) seems the better way to go to experience the interviews, but book format is a handy way to get the word out on the program. Similarly good: The Mother Garden by Robin Romm, Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families edited by Andrew Carroll, and Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich.
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Let me just say, I love this book. What I didn't love was how bent, faded and gross the cover was when I opened the package. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bridget M Wilson
my mom loved this. and it was the perfect mothers day gift...Published 14 months ago by terry lucarelli
A book about real MOMs written by the people who know and love them best. How can this book be anything less than great?Published 15 months ago by JimmyLong
Got this as a gift for my mother, we both love story corp and it seemed appropriate. I didn't get to read it myself, but she loves it and has shared/related some of the stories... Read morePublished 22 months ago by T.B.M.
Excellent and heartwarming read for any mom out there--really good gift also for birthdays, Christmas, and Mother's Day. Love it!Published on January 18, 2014 by Dlo