Reviews & Press
STILL HERE THINKING OF YOU
A Second Chance With Our Mothers
"What I loved about the memoir anthology Still Here Thinking of You: a Second Chance with Our Mothers is this same sort of unity of form and excellent substance, which made the themes of the book—regret, gratitude, discovery, and resurrection—rise to the surface like rich cream."
~Jennifer Jean, The Mom Egg
"This is storytelling as art. The authors excel in their ability to pull you into their recollections knowing, it seems, that you are out there vicariously living through their revelations and your own similar, heartfelt and heartrending reflections.
These are not stories of ceaseless love for mothers now passed away. They are not sugarcoated apparitions dipped in shiny caramel of revised recall... It's an invitation to take a similar journey -- to remember the trying and the uplifting."
~ Kathleen Reardon, Huff Post Books
"These stories take us to the heart of where we all live, the endless bond between mother and child. They are honest and lyrical, painful and funny, a final reckoning and a testament to the vanished past ~ soul work right there on the page."
~John H. Richardson, writer at large, Esquire
"While the exploration of the past is what drew me in to Still Here Thinking of You, it is the transforming nature of the narratives that inspires readers to flip the script and look at their own relationships with their children that ultimately marks this book as a winner..."
~Dawn Roode, editorial director, NYMetroParents
"These memoirs hit close to the bone. They're about misunderstandings, secrets, and sacrifices, but most of all, love."
~Vanessa Williams, actress, singer, author
"Our mothers, the ever-present measure of ourselves and the choices we've made, shape us even after they’re gone. These four courageous writers take on the nearly impossible task of writing about their mothers, exploring the indelible yet ever-changing terrain of maternal memory. Their stories are pierced with candor, regret and love—and will make you pick up the phone to call your mom, or make you wish you still could."
~Judith Dupré, Author & Humanities Public Scholar, One World Trade Center
"In Still Here Thinking of You, the authors have woven a tapestry of four individual memoirs...into a larger meditation on the sometimes fraught, often intense mother-daughter relationship. As each writer creates a compelling portrait of the woman who
raised her, she also tries to come to terms with who her mother was.
Still Here Thinking of You is a lovely, absorbing collection."
~Kate Stone Lombardi, The Mama's Boy Myth
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