For every reader, male or female, who has ever had a mother. "The sole principle governing me through life was that everything wrong with me -- my behavior,my anxiety, my neuroses, all my misery: my entire personality, in other words -- was due to the fact that my mother was a hideous parent. I had lived completely certain of that one thing. And now,at middle age, when I have to contend with my skin sagging and my ass falling, I am also forced to face the fact that my mother loves me more than anyone else on the face of God's green earth and that we are bound by a connection that is supernatural and complete. She gave birth to me. She is my mother. I know what it means to love your child so much that everything prior to that is irrelevant and nonsensical. It has completely changed my idea of what being a daughter is. This book is a chronicle of that odyssey." Catherine Burns
Catherine L. Burns is a successful actress and producer -- having appeared as a regular character on the TV show Malcolm in the Middle as well as starring in feature films such as 'Pushing Tin' and, more recently, 'Keeping the Faith' with Ben Stiller. This is her first book.