Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

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Early Reviews

"Kelly Corrigan's heartfelt homage to motherhood is every bit as tough and funny as it is nostalgic and searching.  It's a tale about growing up, gaining wisdom, and reconciling with Mom (something we all must do eventually) but it's also an honest meditation on our deepest fears of death and abandonment.  I loved this book, I was moved by this book, and now I will share this book with my own mother— along with my renewed appreciation for certain debts of love that can never be repaid."  — Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love

“Glitter and Glue explores how and why, in our exuberant and impatient youth, we launch ourselves into the world at large--and eventually circle back to the complicated relationships at our home port. Here, Kelly Corrigan invites readers to reflect on their own launchings and homecomings. I accepted the invitation and learned things about myself. You will, too. Isn't that why we read?” --Wally Lamb, author of We Are Water

“In this endearing, funny, and thought-provoking memoir, Kelly Corrigan’s memories of long-ago adventures illuminate the changing relationships between mothers and children—as well as everything else that really matters.”  Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project

“Some books you quite like, some you even love, but especially rare are the books that remind you what reading is for. Glitter and Glue is my favorite reminder. Nobody tells a more natural story -- with more easy charm; with such personal warmth and style -- than Kelly Corrigan. InGlitter and Glue she’s your dream tour guide, making you laugh as she points out the biggies -- love and death, mothers and daughters, sickness and health.  Buying this book feels like investing in a lifelong friend.” — Darin Strauss, award-winning author of Half a Life

“I teared up so many times while reading Glitter and Glue, thinking, See? You never stop needing your mother. With openhearted wisdom, Kelly Corrigan beautifully illustrates the idea that life goes on no matter what—and that even the impossible is always possible." — Vanessa Diffenbaugh, New York Times bestselling author of The Language of Flowers

“Kelly Corrigan parses the bittersweet complexities of motherhood with humor and grace.  Her writing has depth and buoyancy and light. It's a river on a summer day. You slip into the current, laughing, and are carried away by it. Glitter and Glue is a perfect gift for anyone with a mother.” — Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Stiff and Spook

“In Glitter and Glue, Kelly Corrigan gives us a lovely and insightful lesson in what it means to be both a mother and a daughter. This book will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and I know that you will gobble it up in a single day, just like I did.”  Ayelet Waldman, New York Times bestselling author of Bad Mother