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It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks: A Memoir of a Mother and Daughter

It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks A Memoir of a Mother and Daughter Life is a series of losses I ve decided to be very Zen about it I have lost two husbands my parents my brother countless friends it is just one loss after another You might as well get used to it S

  • Title: It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks: A Memoir of a Mother and Daughter
  • Author: Catherine Lloyd Burns
  • ISBN: 9780865477087
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Life is a series of losses I ve decided to be very Zen about it I have lost two husbands, my parents, my brother, countless friends it is just one loss after another You might as well get used to it So muses the author s mother in this poignant and humorous memoir about mothers and daughters Loss is a way of life for both Catherine and her mother But where it made tLife is a series of losses I ve decided to be very Zen about it I have lost two husbands, my parents, my brother, countless friends it is just one loss after another You might as well get used to it So muses the author s mother in this poignant and humorous memoir about mothers and daughters Loss is a way of life for both Catherine and her mother But where it made the daughter ravenous for contact, it made the mother lose her appetite for people While the two always had a fierce attachment, by turns intimate and tumultuous, decades of fractious and contentious and frustrating interactions found a reprieve after the birth of Catherine s daughter, Olive Witty and direct, weaving back and forth in time, the book charts the transformation of this volatile and unique mother daughter relationship from longing to connection A book about love, mortality, and the nature of family bonds, It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks is a must read for anyone trying to navigate their way through the distance between their fantasies of love and the realities of family relationships.

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    1 thought on “It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks: A Memoir of a Mother and Daughter

    1. Ms Lloyd has a voice, which is vital for any kind of memoir or autobiography. This is a small slice of her life, focusing on her relationship with her mother, and subsequently her small daughter. Her voice is authentic; her candor is refreshing. I am more than tired of female authors stealth-bragging in their own works about motherhood. Lloyd does not do that. I've read reviews that claim she is whiny in this book. I disagree. Her childhood sounds hellish, despite her privileged background. She [...]

    2. A mother-daughter memoir (told from the recollections and the viewpoint of the daughter), and, after reading it you will feel that you (and everyone else that you know) ought to be nominated for Mother of the Year/Century. The writer is an actress who has done some film and some TV but I never heard of her. Makes you wonder how she can be normal… makes you nervous for the child she now must parent.

    3. Written by an actress, whom I guess is now focusing more on writing and motherhood, this was a quick read. Catherine Lloyd Burns examines her relationship with her mother and young daughter. There was a bit too much mommy talk, and in particular, "poopy" talk for me, although overall I did enjoy reading this book. If you're a mother with a young child you'd probably get more out of this book than I did.

    4. I was affected by this book -- but you all know I'm sentimental and have a soft spot for family relationships. I think I understand the mother-daughter relationship better now. At least it gave me much to think about. I only hesitate to give it five stars because it's not Middlemarch or The Dispossessed. But I liked it very much and finished it in some two days.

    5. The good news is that this is a fast read. The bad news is that the narrator is whiny and neurotic. The constant "poor me" and "aren't I the smartest in the world" back and forth left me with no sympathy for the character at the center of the book. Skip it.

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