Incontinent on the Continent: My Mother, Her Walker, and Our Grand Tour of Italy

Incontinent on the Continent: My Mother, Her Walker, and Our Grand Tour of Italy

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by Jane Christmas
     
 

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To smooth over five decades of constant clashing, determined daughter Jane Christmas decides to take her arthritic, incontinent, and domineering mother, Valeria, to Italy. Will being at the epicenter of the Renaissance spark a renaissance in their relationship? As they drag each other from the Amalfi Coast to Tuscany — walkers, shawls, and a mobile pharmacy of

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To smooth over five decades of constant clashing, determined daughter Jane Christmas decides to take her arthritic, incontinent, and domineering mother, Valeria, to Italy. Will being at the epicenter of the Renaissance spark a renaissance in their relationship? As they drag each other from the Amalfi Coast to Tuscany — walkers, shawls, and a mobile pharmacy of medications in tow — they find new ways to bitch and bicker, in the process reassessing who they are and how they might reconcile. Unflinching and often hilarious, this book speaks to all women who have faced that special challenge of making friends with Mom.

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"[Christmas'] curmudgeonly mother, is a pure delight ...Armchair travelers will thoroughly enjoy both the travel elements of the account as well as the entertaining and tender mother-daughter story."—Booklist

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ISBN-13:
9781553654001
Publisher:
Greystone Books
Publication date:
09/29/2009
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,253,131
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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"[Christmas'] curmudgeonly mother, is a pure delight ...Armchair travelers will thoroughly enjoy both the travel elements of the account as well as the entertaining and tender mother-daughter story."—Booklist

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was supposed to be about a daughter who expected to heal her relationship with her elderly mother by taking her on a trip to Italy. I felt so sorry for the mother ... all the daughter did was complain about Italy, the food AND her mother. Can you imagine how difficult it must be for someone to use a walker in Venice? There are well over 300 bridges (with steps) in Venice. I don't know how the mother didn't leave her daughter and catch the first plane home. I kept thinking it was going to get better ... it didn't.