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What My Mother and I Don't Talk About : Fifteen Writers Break the Silence, edited by Michele Filgate

Label
What My Mother and I Don't Talk About : Fifteen Writers Break the Silence
Title
What My Mother and I Don't Talk About
Title remainder
Fifteen Writers Break the Silence
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michele Filgate
Contributor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From a critically acclaimed group of writers comes an essay collection about what they wish they could share with their mothers--the hilarious, the painful, the awkward, and the downright messy. Raw and poignant, this is an anthology that will resonate with anyone who's ever had a mother." -- Back cover
  • "As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an essay about being abused by her stepfather. It took her more than a decade to realize what she was actually trying to write: how this affected her relationship with her mother. When it was finally published, the essay went viral, shared on social media by Anne Lamott, Rebecca Solnit, and many others. The outpouring of responses gave Filgate an idea, and the resulting anthology offers a candid look at our relationships with our mothers. While some of the writers in this book are estranged from their mothers, others are extremely close. Leslie Jamison writes about trying to discover who her seemingly perfect mother was before ever becoming a mom. In Cathi Hanauer's hilarious piece, she finally gets a chance to have a conversation with her mother that isn't interrupted by her domineering (but lovable) father. André Aciman writes about what it was like to have a deaf mother. Melissa Febos uses mythology as a lens to look at her close-knit relationship with her psychotherapist mother. And Julianna Baggott talks about having a mom who tells her everything. As Filgate writes, 'Our mothers are our first homes, and that's why we're always trying to return to them.' There's relief in breaking the silence. Acknowledging what we couldn't say for so long is one way to heal our relationships with others and, perhaps most important, with ourselves."--Dust jacket
  • In this candid look at our relationships with our mothers, fifteen authors write about subjects that they wish they had talked to their mothers about. While some of the writers in this book are estranged from their mothers, others are extremely close. Topics vary widely: from growing up with a deaf mother, to seeking a conversation that won't be interrupted, to relationships affected by the mother's abusive partner. At times humorous, at times tragic, the authors all seek to heal relationships with others and, perhaps most important, with themselves. -- adapted from jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.874/3
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ759
LC item number
.W4554 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1956-
  • 1983-
  • 1965-
  • 1983-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Filgate, Michele
  • Hanauer, Cathi
  • Febos, Melissa
  • Chee, Alexander
  • Landis, Dylan
  • McFadden, Bernice L.
  • Baggott, Julianna
  • Strong, Lynn Steger
  • Laymon, Kiese
  • Machado, Carmen Maria
  • Aciman, André
  • Botton, Sari
  • Munaweera, Nayomi
  • Taylor, Brandon
  • Jamison, Leslie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mother and child
  • Mothers
  • Parent and adult child
Target audience
adult
Label
What My Mother and I Don't Talk About : Fifteen Writers Break the Silence, edited by Michele Filgate
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 16 Minetta Lane
  • Dylan Landis
  • Fifteen
  • Bernice L. McFadden
  • Nothing left unsaid
  • Julianna Baggott
  • The same story about my mom
  • Lynn Steger Strong
  • While these things/Feel American to me
  • Kiese Laymon
  • What my mother and I don't talk about
  • Mother tongue
  • Carmen Maria Machado
  • Are you listening?
  • André Aciman
  • Brother, can you spare some change?
  • Sari Botton
  • Her body/my body
  • Nayomi Munaweera
  • All about my mother
  • Brandon Taylor
  • Michele Filgate
  • I met fear on the hill
  • Leslie Jamison
  • My mother's (gate) keeper
  • Cathi Hanauer
  • Thesmophoria
  • Melissa Febos
  • Xanadu
  • Alexander Chee
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781982107345
Lccn
2018053899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1077482725
  • 1905377
  • (OCoLC)on1077482725
  • 1905377
Label
What My Mother and I Don't Talk About : Fifteen Writers Break the Silence, edited by Michele Filgate
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 16 Minetta Lane
  • Dylan Landis
  • Fifteen
  • Bernice L. McFadden
  • Nothing left unsaid
  • Julianna Baggott
  • The same story about my mom
  • Lynn Steger Strong
  • While these things/Feel American to me
  • Kiese Laymon
  • What my mother and I don't talk about
  • Mother tongue
  • Carmen Maria Machado
  • Are you listening?
  • André Aciman
  • Brother, can you spare some change?
  • Sari Botton
  • Her body/my body
  • Nayomi Munaweera
  • All about my mother
  • Brandon Taylor
  • Michele Filgate
  • I met fear on the hill
  • Leslie Jamison
  • My mother's (gate) keeper
  • Cathi Hanauer
  • Thesmophoria
  • Melissa Febos
  • Xanadu
  • Alexander Chee
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 267 pages
Isbn
9781982107345
Lccn
2018053899
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1077482725
  • 1905377
  • (OCoLC)on1077482725
  • 1905377

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