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

              Edited by Filgate, Michele

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              *Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Rumpus, Lit Hub, The Week, and Elle.com* Fifteen brilliant writers explore what we don't talk to our mothers about, and how it affects us, for better or for worse. As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started wri...ting 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. Andre 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. Contributors include Cathi Hanauer, Melissa Febos, Alexander Chee, Dylan Landis, Bernice L. McFadden, Julianna Baggott, Lynn Steger Strong, Kiese Laymon, Carmen Maria Machado, Andre Aciman, Sari Botton, Nayomi Munaweera, Brandon Taylor, and Leslie Jamison.
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              ISBN 9781982107369
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              Released NZ 30 Apr 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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              What My Mother and I Don't Talk about: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Filgate, Michele

              • RRP: $34.50
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              • Pub Date
                5 May 20

              You will devour these beautifully written--and very important--tales of honesty, pain, and resilience (Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and City of Girls) from fifteen brilliant writers who explore how what we don't talk about with our mothers... affects us, for better or for worse. As an undergraduate, Michele Filgate started writing an essay about being abused by her stepfather. It took her more than a decade to realize that she was actually trying to write about 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. This gave Filgate an idea, and the resulting anthology offers a candid look at our relationships with our mothers. 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. Andre 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 acknowledging how what we couldn't say for so long is a way to heal our relationships with others and, perhaps most important, with ourselves. Contributions by Cathi Hanauer, Melissa Febos, Alexander Chee, Dylan Landis, Bernice L. McFadden, Julianna Baggott, Lynn Steger Strong, Kiese Laymon, Carmen Maria Machado, Andre Aciman, Sari Botton, Nayomi Munaweera, Brandon Taylor, and Leslie Jamison.
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              ISBN 9781982107352
              Released NZ 5 May 2020
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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 (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

              By Filgate, Michele

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              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.

              ISBN 9781643582870
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Center Point
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              What My Mother and I Don't Talk about: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Filgate, Michele; Al-Kaisi, Fajer; Casey, Roger; Ellet, Emily; Edwards, Janina

              • RRP: $74.50
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              A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener.

              ISBN 9781508295013
              Released NZ 30 Apr 2019
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
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