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What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence

What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence (Hardback)

Edited by Filgate, Michele

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Fifteen brilliant writers explore how what we don't talk about with our mothers affects us, for better or for worse. In the bestselling tradition of The Bitch in the House, What My Mother and I Don't Talk About is an anthology about the powerful, and sometimes painful things that... we can't discuss with the person who is supposed to know us and love us the most. In the early 2000s, as an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an essay about being abused by her stepfather. It took many years for her to realize what she was actually trying to write about: the fracture this caused in her relationship with her mother. When her essay, What My Mother and I Don't Talk About was published by Longreads in October of 2017, it went on to become one of the most popular Longreads exclusives of the year, and was shared on social media by Anne Lamott, Rebecca Solnit, Lidia Yuknavitch, and many other writers, some of whom had their own individual codes of silence to be broken. The outpouring of responses gave Filgate an idea, and the resulting anthology offers an intimate, therapeutic, and universally resonant look at our relationships with our mothers. As Filgate poignantly writes, Our mothers are our first homes, and that's why we're always trying to return to them. Contributors include: Leslie Jamison Lidia Yuknavitch Nayomi Munaweera Alexander Chee Carmen Maria Machado Kiese Laymon Melissa Febos Sari Botton Lynn Steger Strong Cathi Hanauer
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ISBN 9781982107345
Released NZ 1 May 2019
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
Availability
99 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9781982107345
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Released 1 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Filgate, Michele
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Women's Studies
Intergenerational Relationships
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 213mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 306.8743
Weight 383g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Parent and adult child, Mothers, Mother and child
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade

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