Deliver Me, True Confessions of Motherhood

Deliver Me, True Confessions of Motherhood

by Editor Laura Nicole Diamond


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ISBN-13: 9781430304036
Publication date: 10/07/2008
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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Deliver Me, True Confessions of Motherhood 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The essays and poems collected in this book come in small packages, yet one short piece can trigger the same a tidal wave of emotions as a two-hour movie. Three pages, that's it. We see depictions of unbridled joy alongside angst and sadness, all set in poetry and prose that are at once beautiful and real. The subjects are real, the language is real. One author writes of her struggles to give herself while holding onto her self in her reincarnation as 'mom' 'how many of us were really prepared for the internal evolution that came with motherhood even while our bodies trimphed through pregnancy and childbirth?'. Others tell tales of children longing for mothers they've lost, through death and disconnect. We see how children grow up abruptly when life circumstances do not afford them the luxury of doing so in their own good time. We are lifted high up to celebrate toddlers in all their tender and whimsical ways, then taken down to sad, quiet places nobody likes to talk about. This book touches on several permutations of the mother/child relationship, at various stages, from different angles, crossing generational lines. It explores these dimensions without forcing conclusions, simply underscoring that we are human in our struggles, our shortcomings and our complexity. There are pieces in here so exquisite that you'll want to share the book with every mother you know... and their sons and daughters too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once I opened the book, I couldn't put it down!! The varied perspectives of motherhood moved me to laughter and tears. A good reminder to 'live in the moment.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
Such a variety of voices and perspectives on motherhood. The pieces are touching, hilarious, uplifting, or insightful...sometimes simultaneously. Taken together, the book illuminates bonds that we mothers all share.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This lovely little surprise made me weep and laugh. As a mother and grandmother, I really related. Laura Diamond and the other talented writers keep themselves and their readers startlingly honest about how the hardest job in the world is accomplished!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. So worthwhile to read, as a Mother, Grandmother or just a women who hopes to be a mother someday. You laugh, cry, and remember the joy, fear and gift of being a MOM.