By Kelly Corrigan
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From the author of The heart Place comes a brand new memoir that examines the bond—sometimes nourishing, occasionally exasperating, sometimes divine—between moms and daughters.
When Kelly Corrigan used to be in highschool, her mom smartly summarized the relatives dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter yet I’m the glue.” This intended not anything to Kelly, who left formative years definite that her mom—with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism—would be not anything greater than heritage chatter for the remainder of Kelly’s lifestyles, which she used to be conscientiously orienting towards event. After university, armed with a backpack, her own challenge assertion, and a wad of traveler’s assessments, she took off for Australia to determine issues and do issues and develop into Interesting.
But it didn’t end up the best way she pictured it. In a question of months, her mark downs shot, she had a call: get a role or cross domestic. That’s how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of 2 searching for a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, mentioned timing and pay, and per week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that condominium in a suburb north of Sydney, 10,000 miles from the home the place she was once raised, her mother’s voice was once by surprise all over, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her via a terrain as international as any she had ever trekked. each day she spent with the Tanner children was once an afternoon spent reconsidering her courting along with her mom, turning it over in her palms like a shell, straining to listen to no matter what messages should be trapped in its spiral.
it is a booklet in regards to the distinction among go back and forth and existence adventure, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and moms. yet in most cases it’s approximately who you appreciate and why, and the way that alterations over time.
Praise for Glitter and Glue
“I enjoyed this publication, i used to be moved through this publication, and now i'm going to proportion this publication with my very own mother—along with my renewed appreciation for convinced accounts of affection which could by no means be repaid.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, New York occasions bestselling writer of devour, Pray, Love
“Kelly Corrigan’s considerate and wonderfully rendered meditation invitations readers to mirror all alone launchings and homecomings. I authorised the invitation and realized issues approximately myself. you'll, too. Isn’t that why we read?”—Wally Lamb, New York occasions bestselling writer of we're Water
“Kelly Corrigan isn't any stranger to mining the depths of her middle. . . . [In] Glitter and Glue,Corrigan turns the microscope on her dating along with her personal mom. . . . via her personal event of taking good care of childrens, she starts, for the 1st time, to understand the complicated lady who raised her.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“Corrigan [is] a full of life, nimble cheerleader for the fun of family.”—People
“[A] humorous, gleaming memoir.”—More
“Corrigan writes with heat and mild humor.”—The Washington Post
“[An] impossible to resist cocktail of lyrical writing and sturdy, helpful insight.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“In this endearing, humorous, and thought-provoking memoir, Kelly Corrigan’s stories of long-ago adventures remove darkness from the altering relationships among moms and children—as good as every little thing else that actually matters.”—Gretchen Rubin, New York occasions bestselling writer of The Happiness Project