Have Mother, Will Travel: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World

Have Mother, Will Travel: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World

by Claire Fontaine, Mia Fontaine


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ISBN-13: 9780061688393
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/17/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Claire Fontaine is an author and screenwriter who has worked with numerous award-winning producers and directors. She continues to write and leads writing workshops.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part 1 Hunting 3

1 The Big Bang 5

2 China: The Bitch and the Boss 19

3 Malaysia: Wallet for Elephants 40

4 Nepal: Kaleidoscope 61

5 Cairo: Never Ride a One-Humped Camel 87

6 Greece and the Balkans: Weight, Weight, Don't Tell Me! 107

Part 2 Gathering 131

7 Avignon: French Lessons 133

8 Avignon: We Are Living Like This! 155

9 Avignon: Pentimento 185

10 Avignon: Those Who Matter Don't Mind 204

11 Avignon: If It's Not One Thing, It's Your Mother 220

12 Budapest: Dark Shadows 242

13 Avignon: Always Coming of Age 274

Epilogue 302

Acknowledgments 305

What People are Saying About This

Kelle Hampton

“As a mother of young daughters, I finished this book with such anticipation for the future, inspired by the relationship that Claire and Mia have formed through challenges and triumphs…. I found myself falling deeper in love with the soul–transforming journey of both loving a mother and raising a child.”

Ree Drummond

“A beautiful, funny, and oh-so-representative peek into how complicated—and wonderful—a mother-daughter relationship can be…. I could feel, as a mother and a daughter, every struggle and bump in the road…the love between a mother and daughter, while not always sunshine and daisies, will never end.”

Leah Komaiko

“Have Mother, Will Travel is filled with what I would have given anything to experience and treasure with my own mother—the inner workings of our hearts and thoughts. I love these women!”

Tracey Jackson

“Nobody writes with as much honesty, bravery, and humor as Claire and Mia Fontaine when it comes to the dynamic of the complex, baffling, nurturing, infuriating, comforting labyrinth known as the mother/daughter relationship. No matter how far we travel or what we do, we will always be one.”

Janice Croze

“An extremely insightful and inspiring look at how we relate, with our loved ones, with ourselves, and the world….Their courage in examining themselves, and their relationship, reminds us how important it is to stay mindful and proactive in all of our relationships, especially with our family.”

Maureen Murdock

“Finally, a book that celebrates the complexities of the mother-daughter bond with humor and depth. Both authors come to terms with who they are as women—together and apart—as they traverse twenty countries. Their relationship is an inspiration; you’ll want to travel every step of the journey with them.”

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Have Mother, Will Travel: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A piece of nonfiction which was perfect as a read a long with my mom! We were both provided the book for review and decided that it would be neat to read it together so we could talk about it. I knew that it was written by a mother/daughter duo and assumed that I would fall in love with the daughter's voice because it would be so similar to my own thoughts as we are close in age, but this was not the case. From the beginning I loved reading the parts written by the mother, Claire - her words challenged me, maybe because I am used to hearing the daughter perspective in my own mind and like to read the other side of the coin!
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SDM More than 1 year ago
I found this book delightful. I could relate to both the mother and the daughter and I loved seeing/hearing both points of view. This book is very touching and insightful. I look forward to reading more books written by Claire Fontaine and Mia Fontaine.
MomsChoiceAwards More than 1 year ago
Have Mother, Will Travel is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.