Lift

Lift

by Kelly Corrigan
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Lift by Kelly Corrigan

No matter when and why this comes to your hands, I want to put down on paper how things started with us.

Written as a letter to her children, Kelly Corrigan's Lift is a tender, intimate, and robust portrait of risk and love; a touchstone for anyone who wants to live more fully. In Lift, Corrigan weaves together three true and unforgettable stories of adults willing to experience emotional hazards in exchange for the gratifications of raising children.

Lift takes its name from hang gliding, a pursuit that requires flying directly into rough air, because turbulence saves a glider from "sinking out." For Corrigan, this wisdom—that to fly requires chaotic, sometimes even violent passages—becomes a metaphor for all of life's most meaningful endeavors, particularly the great flight that is parenting.

Corrigan serves it up straight—how mundanely and fiercely her children have been loved, how close most lives occasionally come to disaster, and how often we fall short as mothers and fathers. Lift is for everyone who has been caught off guard by the pace and vulnerability of raising children, to remind us that our work is important and our time limited.

Like Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea, Lift is a meditation on the complexities of a woman's life, and like Corrigan's memoir, The Middle Place, Lift is boisterous and generous, a book readers can't wait to share.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401341244
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 03/02/2010
Pages: 89
Sales rank: 680,349
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kelly Corrigan is, more than anything else, the mother of two young girls. While they're at school, Kelly writes a newspaper column, the occasional magazine article, and possible chapters of a novel. She is also the creator of CircusOfCancer.org, a website that teaches people how to help a friend through breast cancer. Kelly lives outside San Francisco with her husband, Edward Lichty, and their children.

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Lift 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the second ebook I read on my new Nook. It was entertaining and well written, however, I was quite surprised to find out it was only 45 pages long, after I had already purchased it. I wouldn't expect such a short story to be this expensive.
tessasmom More than 1 year ago
There should be a way to see how long a book is before purchasing it!! Although I liked the content of the book, it was truly a short story and I would not have paid $9.99 for it if I had known! The actual length of the book after the title page and dedication was 35 pages. I feel that I deserve a refund.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a mother this book has made me want to run out tomorrow and by a journal and write a journal entry everyday to my two children. Kelly Corrigan really is such a gifted story teller. Very Enjoyable!!!!
inparadise More than 1 year ago
This is a small book, an "easy read," but it will stay in your mind long after you've finished it. Corrigan is a gifted storyteller with the ability to make you laugh one moment and weep the next. Written as a letter to her two young girls, the book made me regret not keeping up my journals as my three sons were growing up; I should have been recording "ordinary days" for all eternity because, before you know it, they're adults with lives of their own. For parents (especially young, new ones) parenthood is a daunting task: those nights of walking the floors with a colicy baby, or changing endless diapers seem like they'll go on forever. There's never enough time. You're always tired. You often have a short fuse. But before you know it, they're off to the first day of school, graduating high school, turning 30. Corrigan is honest in her writing, confessing to maternal tirades and not listening, things all of us have done but are not always honest about admitting. I loved this book and highly recommend it to mothers, fathers, and grown children - so they realize what we go through in raising them!
CDK621 More than 1 year ago
Read this book last night on the train home from a reading @ BN with Kelly. What a great woman, and her warmth and personality shine through in this refreshingly honest take on life as a parent. Recommending to everyone.
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Good writing Important themes Too short
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Olivia Perrego More than 1 year ago
It was a great book I loved it so much!It was a great life story.Read it!
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RMBS More than 1 year ago
It was a quick read, but the message is clear, one that every mother will understand.
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