What My Mother and I Dont Talk About



Most Anticipated Reads Of 2019 Selection By Publishers Weekly, BuzzFeed, The Rumpus, Lit Hub, The Week, And Elle.com Fifteen Brilliant Writers Explore What We Don T Talk To Our Mothers About, And How It Affects Us, For Better Or For Worse.As An Undergraduate, Michele Filgate Started Writing An Essay About Being Abused By Her Stepfather It Took Her Than A Decade To Realize What She Was Actually Trying To Write How This Affected Her Relationship With Her Mother When It Was Finally Published, The Essay Went Viral, Shared On Social Media By Anne Lamott, Rebecca Solnit, And Many Others The Outpouring Of Responses Gave Filgate An Idea, And The Resulting Anthology Offers A Candid Look At Our Relationships With Our Mothers While Some Of The Writers In This Book Are Estranged From Their Mothers, Others Are Extremely Close Leslie Jamison Writes About Trying To Discover Who Her Seemingly Perfect Mother Was Before Ever Becoming A Mom In Cathi Hanauer S Hilarious Piece, She Finally Gets A Chance To Have A Conversation With Her Mother That Isn T Interrupted By Her Domineering But Lovable Father Andr Aciman Writes About What It Was Like To Have A Deaf Mother Melissa Febos Uses Mythology As A Lens To Look At Her Close Knit Relationship With Her Psychotherapist Mother And Julianna Baggott Talks About Having A Mom Who Tells Her Everything As Filgate Writes, Our Mothers Are Our First Homes, And That S Why We Re Always Trying To Return To Them There S Relief In Breaking The Silence Acknowledging What We Couldn T Say For So Long Is One Way To Heal Our Relationships With Others And, Perhaps Most Important, With Ourselves.Contributors Include Cathi Hanauer, Melissa Febos, Alexander Chee, Dylan Landis, Bernice L McFadden, Julianna Baggott, Lynn Steger Strong, Kiese Laymon, Carmen Maria Machado, Andr Aciman, Sari Botton, Nayomi Munaweera, Brandon Taylor, And Leslie Jamison.What My Mother and I Dont Talk About

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • What My Mother and I Dont Talk About
  • Michele Filgate
  • 27 March 2017
  • 9781982107345

10 thoughts on “What My Mother and I Dont Talk About

  1. says:

    These essays are varied in style and subject matter, but that is fitting since we all have different relationships with our mothers I really noticed the recurring theme of setting boundaries as adults, and the damaging power of denial and silence They made me very reflective for instance I realized the expectations I had for how my mother would change after my father s death were completely wrong, and I have yet to adjust to the reality.I had previously read the Kiese Laymon essay I think it s a chapter in the book Heavy An American Memoir, but maybe reworked a bit There were a few I skimmed because I did not connect with them.My highlights What My Mother and I Don t Talk About Michele Filgate Silence is what fills the gap between my mother and me All of the things we haven t said to each other, because it s too painful to articulate My Mother s Gate Keeper Cathi Hanauer But she had admitted it s not worth fighting him to have access to her daughters or anyone else that, point blank, she chooses placating him over talking to us I must say I resonated deeply with this essay and would give it all the stars The Same Story about My Mom Lynn Steger Strong There is a gaping hole perhaps for all of us, where our mother does not match up with mother as we believe it s meant to mean and all it s meant to give us Mother Tongue Carmen Maria Machado This is what my mother and I don t talk about That it is not my fault she is so profoundly unhappy with her life That she had a chanc...

  2. says:

    Relationships are complex Most relationships are not easy to navigate around I think the one we share with our parents is most difficult I have always had a problem expressing what I feel to my parents I think it just stemmed from the fact that we do not speak enough or try to make ourselves heard enough This has nothing to do with love not being there, or not being brought up in a healthy environment at least in my case It is just that we have not learned how to communicate with them Perhaps that needs to change and maybe it will Only time and effort can tell, to be honest What My Mother and I Don t Talk About is a compilation of essays by fifteen writers, edited by Michele Filgate As the title suggests it is about breaking the silence It is about talking to our mothers about what matters or has mattered the most The collection starts with Michele s essay about being abused by her stepfather This took her almost than a decade to write about and then to think how it would affect her relationship with her mother This in turn encouraged her to reach out to other writers and see how they look at their relationships with their mothers The collection see saws from one extreme to another while some writers are extremely close to their mothers, some are estranged beyond repair It is the question of also mothers being first homes as we make our way into the world and a support system for most The one whose validation we seek the most and the one with whom we also...

  3. says:

    14 writers share the complexity of their feelings and relationships with their mothers It seems mine is simultaneously all of it and none of it For most of our lives we see and experience our mothers through our lens, our views, of what is said and done to us And then the point begins with looking at our mothers as individuals in th...

  4. says:

    An essay collection chock full of talent and heart, from Alexander Chee to Kiese Laymon to Leslie Jamison Good stuff.

  5. says:

    A very solid collection of essays from a diverse selection of writers about the things they don t talk to their mothers about family history, abuse, love, protection, secrets, first husbands, expectations Particularly poignant essays are from Alexander Chee and Brandon Taylor the las...

  6. says:

    Our mothers are our first homes, and that s why we re always trying to return to them To know what it was like to have one place where we belonged Where we fit In What My Mother And I Don t Talk About we read essays from fifteen writers about their relationships with their moms and what they don t talk about This book was such an interesting read for me It made me feel like I am not the only person who feels like they don t know their mother or don t ...

  7. says:

    This collection of essays is human, vulnerable, and at times cathartic It is uneven at times, but highlights unique literary voices and encourages self reflection and forgiveness.It is not really what I thought it would be and with so many voices, there were obviously some essays that stand out as higher quality, that resonated with me and made a lasting impression I was pleasantly surprised to see the diversity in gender, ethnicity, economic background, life trauma experiences, etc that was included in the collection There were not many essays that hit on the central theme of the first titular essay, and instead ended up being stories of flawed, often misunderstood women whose lives have confused or alienated their children.I m grateful for the vulnerability displayed by the authors included in this collection It made me want to be vulnerable, too I d love to sit in a circle with all of them, each of us holding hands Our mothers are unknowable, whether t...

  8. says:

    Every essay in here and so many great writers was thought provoking and brought something new to the table I loved how different the essays were and the richness of the collection.

  9. says:

    For of my book content check out instagram.com bookalong I finished this collection up last week I thoroughly enjoyed it I find reading almost anything about Motherhood and Mother Child relationships so facinating I loved how these essays showcased all different relationships with Mothers The cause and ...

  10. says:

    This collection of essays was unfortunately a bit lackluster for me.

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