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Book Rx: Your Monthly Reading Prescriptions | “What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About” by Michele Filgate, Editor

By Julie Bond

Rx: “What My Mother And I Don’t Talk About”

Prescribed by: Michele Filgate, Editor

Prescribed for: Anyone looking to explore the complex relationship we have with our mothers.

Side Effects: A desire to reach out to your mother, even if she is no longer here.

What My Mother and I Don't Talk About Michele Filgate

Indications: This collection of 15 essays, all from well-known, well-respected writers, dives deep into the relationship each author has or had with their mother. Some of these relationships are fraught with heartache, frustration, confusion, abuse, and despair. Others are filled with humor, camaraderie, love, and understanding. Still others show the darker side this relationship can take on for authors whose mothers suffered from mental illness, alcoholism, self-absorption, or self-hatred. While some of the essays are difficult to read, every one of them is thought provoking. The authors make themselves vulnerable and do not hesitate to explore their relationships, good or bad, in an effort to make us all more kind, more compassionate, and more aware.

Special Instructions: This is the perfect group read, so gather your siblings, your besties, your book club, or just your mom, and enjoy these faintly sweet, Lemon Thyme Cookies and delicious Sunshine Spring Herbal Tea.

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Julie Bond

Julie Bond is a voracious reader with eclectic tastes running the gamut from YA lit, to psychological suspense, and anything dog-related, of course. You can find her haunting her favorite San Francisco Bay Area indie bookstores. Email her at ObsessiveBookFanatic@gmail.com

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