Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tell Me More

~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis (from Amazon):  It’s a crazy idea: trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible. But that’s just what Kelly Corrigan has set out to do here. In her New York Times bestselling memoirs, Corrigan distilled our core relationships to their essences, showcasing a warm, easy storytelling style. Now, in Tell Me More, she’s back with a deeply personal, unfailingly honest, and often hilarious examination of the essential phrases that turn the wheel of life.

In “I Don’t Know,” Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty, whether it’s over invitations that never came or a friend’s agonizing infertility. In “No,” she admires her mother’s ability to set boundaries and her liberating willingness to be unpopular. In “Tell Me More,” a facialist named Tish teaches her something important about listening. And in “I Was Wrong,” she comes clean about her disastrous role in a family fight—and explains why saying sorry may not be enough. With refreshing candor, a deep well of empathy, and her signature desire to understand “the thing behind the thing,” Corrigan swings between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and loss.

With the streetwise, ever-relatable voice that defines Corrigan’s work, Tell Me More is a moving and meaningful take on the power of the right words at the right moment to change everything.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I absolutely adore all of Kelly's books and stories.  Tell Me More, is no exception.  I loved it so much after reading it, I listened to it on Audible (bonus: as it is read by Kelly herself).  Right from the beginning of the book I connected with Kelly, losing both my mother and a friend, not to mention teen girls, a patient husband and a dog. I was crying one minute and belly laughing the next.  My favorite line is ...Oh well, comes out as mothersf****er!  I am pretty sure my family has heard that come out of my mouth a time or two! I had to share that one with friends and co-workers.  I couldn't stop laughing.

Of course, the tears flowed too and I went through plenty of Kleenex.  For example, I was getting groceries at Meijer's while listening to the chapter where she talks about Liz and her family after Liz's death (holding Liz's daughter during a visit) with tears were rolling down my cheeks.  It didn't help that you can hear the hurt in Kelly's voice.  I didn't even care that I was in the middle of Meijer's or opened an unpaid box of Kleenex....I had to keep listening. I paid for the Kleenex at checkout!

Kelly shares her stories in an heart-felt, honest, frank, non-threatening way.  I realized I am not alone in dealing with these adult issues.  I absolutely loved Tell Me More (remember I read it and than listened to it - if that isn't loving a book, I don't know what is!!).  Buy it today for yourself and for a friend.  You will love it and your friend will thank you!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: Yes, I have read everyone of them to date!  I can't wait for her next book to hit the stores!

Kelly Corrigan has been called “the voice of her generation” by O: The Oprah Magazine and “the poet laureate of the ordinary” by HuffPost. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Middle Place, Lift, and Glitter and Glue. She is also the creative director of The Nantucket Project and host of their conversation series about what matters most. She lives near Oakland, California, with her husband, Edward Lichty, and her daughters, Georgia and Claire.

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