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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
 

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... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781982107345
Barcode 9781982107345
Published 1 May 2019 by Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Filgate, Michele
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ISBN-13 9781982107345
ISBN-10 1982107340
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Publication Date 1 May 2019
International Publication Date 16 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
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
Dewey Code 306.8743
Catalogue Code 984862

Description of this Book

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review These are the hardest stories in the world to tell, but they are told with absolute grace. You will devour these beautifully written--and very important-- tales of honesty, pain, and resilience. --Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls and Eat Pray Love
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Michele Filgate's work has appeared in Longreads; The Washington Post; the Los Angeles Times; The Boston Globe; The Paris Review Daily; Tin House; Gulf Coast; O, The Oprah Magazine; BuzzFeed; Refinery29; and many other publications. Currently, she is an MFA student at NYU, where she is the recipient of the Stein Fellowship. She's a contributing editor at Literary Hub and teaches at the Sackett Street Writers' Workshop and Catapult. What My Mother and I Don't Talk About is her first book.

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