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Kelly Corrigan

Autor(a) de The Middle Place

6 Works 2,118 Membros 140 Críticas 2 Favorited

About the Author

Kelly Corrigan is a writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a graduate of The University of Richmond and San Francisco State University (for a Masters in Literature). She is the author of several bestselling nonfiction books, including The Middle Place and Lift, which was written as a mostrar mais letter to her two daughters. The book is insightful and shows the vulnerability and life-altering aspects of parenting. Her most recent work, Glitter and Glue, is a personal memoir that explores the relationship between mothers and daughters and was named to numerous bestseller lists. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Kelly Corrigan

The Middle Place (2008) 1,077 exemplares
Glitter and Glue: A Memoir (2014) 464 exemplares
Lift (2009) 212 exemplares
Hello World! (2021) 29 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Corrigan, Kelly
Data de nascimento
Locais de residência
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
University of Richmond
San Francisco State University



The emphasis on motherhood didn't really resonate with me; I'm not a mother and my own mother was rather untraditional (she was more like Greenie). My approach to and appreciation for mothers is different from the author's. Also, the young American-abroad naivete can be a little exasperating for some. The nannied family, however, was fascinating. If this was a novel I would definitely want more character development here. I did like how the author wove her own mother into the story here. It's a quick read and makes you think of your own mother where ever and who ever she is.… (mais)
mimo | 54 outras críticas | Dec 18, 2023 |
Meh. A few good thoughts, but they're lost in the not-great.

There's a decent amount of profanity for such a short book (and especially one that's supposed to be a letter to children), including the f-bomb. The names of God and Jesus are misused.

And the author holds far-left political and moral views that I don't relate to.
RachelRachelRachel | 19 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |
This was another one of those titles that caught my eye, and I placed a hold on it based on what I assumed it was about rather than actual knowledge of what it was about.
It turned out to be an intensely personal, honest—at times, uncomfortably so—collection of stories from her life, many of them addressing grief. She’s a good writer, and she’s my age, so even though I don’t share many of her experiences, I found myself relating to her. I really liked the Tell Me More chapter. Being a good listener rather than a troubleshooter is a constant challenge for me, and that chapter had a really good example of a conversation that modeled this. That she was being coached by a good friend throughout—it was a phone conversation—made it more like sharing with her readers than lecturing them.
I read everything, including the interview with Jen Hatmaker at the end, and it was worth it to get even more insights into the author’s process and values.
This was an easy one to do in my chapter-a-day approach to reading nonfiction, and I’m glad I read it. People whose lives have been affected (altered? wrecked? I’m having a hard time finding the right verb) by cancer may find it especially moving.
… (mais)
Harks | 13 outras críticas | Dec 17, 2022 |
This is a book that has been on my to read list for a long time, so I was happy when the audio book appeared on sale. A coming-of-age memoir, Ms. Corrigan writes about how her father was always the glitter in her family – the one who was always up for a good time. Her mother, however, was thew glue – the one who msde sure the bills were paid, the meals were made and the house was clean. Corrigan grows up wanting to be like her father, but after college when she runs out of money on an around the world adventure and has to take a job as a nanny, it’s her mother’s voice she hears constantly in her head. Corrigan comes to realize that while glitter may be nice for a time, it’s the glue one needs to hold life together for the long term.

Beautifully written, this book made me want to call up my own mother.
… (mais)
etxgardener | 54 outras críticas | Mar 6, 2022 |



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