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Mom

A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps

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"What I want to say to you is that sometimes life catches you by surprise and you feel unequipped to handle what it brings you, but every bit of life you've lived before that moment equips you to live through it. That's what I would give to you." -Fanni Victoria Green-Lemons, in conversation with her daughter, Danyealah Green-Lemons In "Mom," Dave Isay-StoryCorps's founder and the editor of the project's bestselling collection, "Listening Is an Act of Love"-presents a celebration of American mothers. Featuring StoryCorps's most revelatory stories on the subject, "Mom" looks across a diversity of experience to present an entirely original portrait of motherhood. Through conversations between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and friends, the life of the American mother unfolds. In stories that take us from the woods of New Hampshire to urban Detroit and beyond, we meet mothers and children from all walks of life-an immigrant mother instilling in her children the importance of education, adult children caring for an elderly parent, a woman remembering the sound of her mother's laugh, and mothers and children of all ages learning to grow into new roles over time. Visiting families in moments of profound joy and sadness, courage and despair, struggle and triumph, 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 wealth of our national experience. An appreciation of the wisdom and generosity passed between mothers and children, this generation to the next, "Mom" offers powerful lessons in the meaning of family and the expansiveness of the human heart. Watch a Video

Author Biography

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.
Release date Australia
April 15th, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Dave Isay
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Penguin Press
Pages
186
Dimensions
139x209x20
ISBN-13
9781594202612
Product ID
3957097

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