- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 9 hours and 12 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: September 2, 2013
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EPMY30C
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Mother Daughter Me: A Memoir Audiobook – Unabridged
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Hafner describes a childhood that you'd wish on no one - a household torn apart by divorce, she and her sister subsequently stripped from an alcoholic mother, thrown into a trying Brady Bunch-style blended family. After years spent trying to reconcile her conflicted feelings about her mother, Hafner's book details her attempts to bring her now aging, solitary Mom into her house in San Francisco. [Hafner's Pro Tip: Mixture of a mom with no filter and a 16-year-old, hormone-fueled daughter is maybe not such a hot idea for the generation in the middle.]
I'm struck by how artfully this memoir is constructed: While most of us would have written it chronologically, it hops back and forth between present and past, each visit to the past clearing up and filling in the "whys" for the events happening in the here and now. Like, for instance, I pieced together early on that this still beautiful, talented woman has been married four times and wondered "how on earth??" As the story unfolds in her skillful hands, it suddenly seems like the most, understandable natural progression. Brilliantly done, Katie.
My life may have been very different, but EVERYONE has a MOTHER, and I could completely relate. Her beautiful prose and raw exposure opened up the possibilities everyone has to understanding why people are the way they are. The lessons of ACKNOWLEDGING, HEARING, LOVING, and FORGIVING...then moving on and trying to do your best is all that can be expected of anyone. She is AMAZING to have been able to put her own experience into words that we can learn from. Too bad we're all not capable of writing our own memoirs, as I think it might be a very cleansing and powerful experience!!! This book absolutely lends itself to a book club discussion!