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Seriously, Mom, you didn't know? Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B07R95DP4V
- Publication date : May 13, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 694 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 208 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #954,154 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Seriously, Mom, You Didn't Know is just as delightful and transformative as its predecessor: Quantaine's columns are fresh, her outlook on life is neverendingly grateful and heartfelt, even in the face of real life difficulty. Quantaine takes us through childhood experiences with imaginary friends, a soul mate connection with her partner, meeting famous artists, and even a Publisher's Clearing House win (!) with grace, humor, and an eagle's eye for details. Fantastic.
Though we do not agree on all things..we do agree on most....animals absolutely!...our rescue dogs and cats probably talk to each other in the afterlife and giggle about how well they had us trained.
This book came at just the right time for me..it got me through a hard time..I think everyone..no matter who you are..should read this book. You will NOT be sorry.
Your writing is poignant, philosophical, life affirming, and most importantly loving! Your writing about true love is universal.
I especially enjoyed your writing about our hometown. Your stories about our elementary school brought back wonderful memories for me. On one hand your stories about high school made me sad & angry, while on the other hand in your reflections you give me the feeling of forgiveness. This is the most charming thing about your character Ms M!
Please keep on writing. We all can learn important life lessons from you!
I found myself relating to so many of her stories throughout the book. Ms Quantaine is intelligent,fearless wise and loyal to what and who she loves in life. Women loving women, my community. I wish I had had this book when I was coming out in the 70’s. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading her first book Imogene’s Eloise next.
Top reviews from other countries
I continued reading from that erroneous perspective and found myself disquieted at the end.
Knowing the depth and breadth of the author’s life experiences and wisdom, I decided to read it again to enjoy it as it should be enjoyed.
Parts of the book will appeal when you’re looking for details of the author’s life, and many will bring back memories of your own life. I came away with a sense of wonder at how many ways we humans are alike and share the same experiences and emotions. The references to newsworthy people and events in the past were very enjoyable.
Overall it is a testament of Marguerite’s values, and the beauty of her and Liz’ life-long love for each other. That shines through beginning to end.
There are all kinds of reflection, observations, and advice. One of my favorite chapters in that vein is “The Quality Of Joyful Longevity” with my favourite quote: “whatever isn’t learned is doomed to be repeated with someone else.” That’s followed up with “49 things we’ve learned in 49 years of being in love.” (a real list of the 49 things!).
This is a book I will keep going back to, not necessarily to reread in totality but to revisit the parts related to my current moods and needs. You can’t go wrong buying and savoring it.
Marguerite Quantaine writes beautifully and her one liners gave me a punch. An important book with no borders.