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

*Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 Selection 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 writing an essay about being abused by her stepfather. It took her more than a decade to r *Most Anticipated Reads of 2019 Selection by Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Rumpus, Lit Hub, The Week, and El...

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Title:What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence
Author:Michele Filgate
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Genres:Writing
ISBN:1982107340
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

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

  • Rachel
    Apr 18, 2019
    I absolutely love this. A tremendous, bright, beautiful list of contributors all telling such complex, thoughtful stories about their mothers. Made my brain whir about my own mom, the stories she has to tell, and the stories I choose to tell myself about her. Seriously glor...
  • Melissa
    Mar 24, 2019
    A very solid collection of essays from a diverse selection of writers about the things they don?t talk to their mothers about: family history, abuse, love, protection, secrets, first husbands, expectations. Particularly poignant essays are from Alexander Chee and Brandon Taylor (the ...
  • Sarah
    Apr 15, 2019
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  • Jaime
    Feb 23, 2019
    Every essay in here - and so many great writers! - was thought-provoking and brought something new to the table. I loved how different the essays were and the richness of the collection. ...
  • David
    Apr 01, 2019
    These are some intense essays. I responded to some more than others, but they all latch onto a live wire. Good writing, moving, and engaging. Nice stuff. ...
  • Virginia Campbell
    Mar 23, 2019
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    Feb 23, 2019
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  • Tracy
    Apr 01, 2019
    Each story was so different as the writers discussed their relationships with their mothers. In many ways, the fact that the writers write for a living was irrelevent, except that they told their stories beautifully. So many kinds of mother child relationships in the world. ...
  • Emily Crowe
    Mar 11, 2019
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  • Hillary
    Mar 21, 2019
    This collection of essays is human, vulnerable, and at times cathartic. It is uneven at times, but highlights unique literary voices and encourages self reflection and forgiveness. It is not really what I thought it would be - and with so many voices, there were obviously some essay...
  • Lucy Schramm
    Apr 16, 2019
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    Apr 23, 2019
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    Feb 08, 2019
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    Mar 28, 2019
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    Mar 27, 2019
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  • Emma
    Apr 05, 2019
    Beginning with the title essay, this is a powerful and candid collection on a universal theme, showing the scope of mother-daughter relationships and their impact. ...
  • Valentina
    Apr 19, 2019
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    Mar 01, 2019
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    Mar 28, 2019
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    Mar 27, 2019
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    Apr 02, 2019
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    Mar 23, 2019
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    Apr 19, 2019
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    Mar 28, 2019
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    Mar 27, 2019
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  • Elena Jones
    Apr 20, 2019
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  • Skye
    Apr 23, 2019
    This book is a powerhouse of universal truths wrapped in unique and engaging stories. I enjoyed each author, without exception, and felt like I could highlight or underline the entire book. This thought provoking anthology will break your heart with its honesty and relatability. It...
  • Kome Eture
    Mar 27, 2019
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    Apr 12, 2019
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    Apr 13, 2019
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