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S'Mother: The Story of a Man, His Mom, and the Thousands of Altogether Insane Letters She's Mailed Him
     

S'Mother: The Story of a Man, His Mom, and the Thousands of Altogether Insane Letters She's Mailed Him

by Adam Chester
 

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S'Mother is a hilarious memoir based on 30 years of unsolicited advice, news updates, and opinions in the form of thousands of inappropriate, embarrassing, and utterly crazy letters showing the pathological extremes maternal instincts can take. Why is a grown woman so frantic that her adult son screw on his windows to keep out killer bees? Are adult

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S'Mother is a hilarious memoir based on 30 years of unsolicited advice, news updates, and opinions in the form of thousands of inappropriate, embarrassing, and utterly crazy letters showing the pathological extremes maternal instincts can take. Why is a grown woman so frantic that her adult son screw on his windows to keep out killer bees? Are adult trick-or-treaters really that much of a threat? Adam saved his mom's letters as proof this all happened and reproduces many of them in the book. And now, with time, perspective, and plenty of therapy, he acknowledges and accepts the comedy of it all and is proud to share his story with you, if for no other reason than to make you feel better about your own mother.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This odd collection of letters written to Adam Chester by his mother, Joan, will likely entice anyone whose parents are on the eccentric side. Adam highlights some of the most curious letters his mother has sent him, accompanying each piece of correspondence with biting commentary. Some of the letters are amusing, others are tender, many are bizarre. As a narrator, his zeal and mockery of his mother feels excessive and makes listening an uncomfortable experience. As a preface to almost every letter, he disparages Joan. Then she, in her flat and raspy voice, reads the offending letter. The decision to use actual mother and son as co-narrators may have seemed endearing, but listening proves more depressing than entertaining. An Abrams Image hardcover. (May)
From the Publisher
"...hilarious...just what the jester ordered...This book serves as an absurdist reminder to all of us to turn down the throbbing bass on our angst." - North Shore News

Stephen Lowman
Chester's mom drives him crazy, but she'll have you convulsing with laughter…At first, it's tempting to categorize Joan as one of the more enduring stock characters in the world of parenthood: Overprotective Jewish Mother. But, rightfully, Chester doesn't sell his mother short. She is "completely bats," and he has saved nearly 30 years worth of letters to prove it.
—The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611201505
Publisher:
Dreamscape Media
Publication date:
05/03/2011
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Adam is a professional composer and singer/songwriter; the official ‘Surrogate Elton John.’ Adam sits in as Elton John, playing piano and singing while rehearsing Elton’s band for various appearances. He is married to a fearless woman. They have two beautiful boys and reside in Los Angeles. Adam’s mom lives about twenty minutes away, and since he will not respond to various inappropriate phone messages, she still writes Adam at least four times a month.

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Adam is a professional composer and singer/songwriter; the official ‘Surrogate Elton John.’ Adam sits in as Elton John, playing piano and singing while rehearsing Elton’s band for various appearances. He is married to a fearless woman. They have two beautiful boys and reside in Los Angeles. Adam’s mom lives about twenty minutes away, and since he will not respond to various inappropriate phone messages, she still writes Adam at least four times a month.

Joan Chester (Adam’s Mom) has lived in Miami; New York City; Syracuse; Las Vegas; Houston; Boston; and Princeton, South Orange, Wayne, and Bayonne, New Jersey. She currently resides in Los Angeles but will most likely be moving again soon. She unconditionally loves her son and is a huge advocate of the United States Postal Service.

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