Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps (Google eBook)

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Dave Isay
Penguin, Apr 15, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
24 Reviews
"[Mom] bursts with stories that are unvarnished, sad, funny, wise, and most of all, very real."
-Chicago Tribune (Editor's Choice)


Featuring StoryCorps' most revealing stories on the subject, Mom looks across a diversity of experience to offer an entirely original portrait of motherhood. In conversations between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and friends, the life of the American mother unfolds. In these stories of profound joy and sadness, courage and despair, struggle and triumphs, we learn new truths about that most primal and sacred of bonds-the relationship between mother and child. With this vital contribution to the American storybook, StoryCorps has created a tribute to mothers that honors the meaning of family and the expansiveness of the human heart.


  

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Review: Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps

User Review  - CuriousLibrarian - Goodreads

This...*this* is what oral history is all about. I recently reviewed the StoryCorps collection on love All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps, and I found it less compelling than I expected given ... Read full review

Review: Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps

User Review  - Yeva - Goodreads

I've read several of the StoryCorps books, now; and I have enjoyed all of them. This book made me think about my mom and our relationship...of course, and I wondered if I were to interview Mom what ... Read full review

Contents

VALERIE JO EGZIBHER 62 speaks with her husband HAGOS
ARLENE FREIMAN 58 talks to her daughter LESLEY FREIMAN 26
PAM PISNER 54 AND DAN PISNER 55 talk to their daughter SHIRA
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About the author (2010)

Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and its parent company, Sound Portraits Productions. Over the past two decades his radio documentary work has won nearly every award in broadcasting, including five Peabody awards. Dave has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur Fellowship, and a United States Artists Fellowship. He is the author (or coauthor) of four books based on Sound Portraits radio stories, including Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago and Flophouse. He and his wife, Jennifer Gonnerman, live in Brooklyn.
Dave Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and its parent company, Sound Portraits Productions. Over the past two decades his radio documentary work has won nearly every award in broadcasting, including five Peabody awards. Dave has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur Fellowship, and a United States Artists Fellowship. He is the author (or coauthor) of four books based on Sound Portraits radio stories, including Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago and Flophouse. He and his wife, Jennifer Gonnerman, live in Brooklyn.

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