Mother Daughter Me

Mother Daughter Me

A Memoir

eBook - 2013
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The complex, deeply binding relationship between mothers and daughters is brought vividly to life in Katie Hafner's remarkable memoir, an exploration of the year she and her mother, Helen, spent working through, and triumphing over, a lifetime of unresolved emotions. Dreaming of a "year in Provence" with her mother, Katie urges Helen to move to San Francisco to live with her and Zoë, Katie's teenage daughter. Katie and Zoë had become a mother-daughter team, strong enough, Katie thought, to absorb the arrival of a seventy-seven-year-old woman set in her ways. Filled with fairy-tale hope that she and her mother would become friends, and that Helen would grow close to her exceptional granddaughter, Katie embarked on an experiment in intergenerational living that she would soon discover was filled with land mines: memories of her parents' painful divorce, of her mother's erratic lifestyle, of dislocating moves back and forth across the country, and of...
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780812984590

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ilovehawaii
Jan 06, 2014

I LOVED this book! Any woman 40-50 yrs old who has struggled with Alcoholism within the family dynamics/Adult children of Alcoholics, will want to read this. There are a lot of Good quotes throughout the book, Nancy Friday (My Mother Myself)

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zlboj
Sep 17, 2013

Addictive reading, well crafted by a respected reporter/writer. Unfortunately, the therapeutic introspection grows tedious. Historians in another age will find this a fascinating look at what the American intellectual communitywas thinking about in the post-9/11 era.

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