Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Book Review- “Lift”

My cousin gave me this book – “Lift” by Kelly Corrigan – a while ago, and I just got around to reading it.  I actually read it one night when I couldn’t sleep, in about an hour.  Kelly is writing a memoir to her young kids about their younger years, and she is incredibly detailed and honest in her accounts.  I love her style of writing, which actually reminds me quite a bit of my cousins, who is going to be getting her PhD in writing.  This book made me laugh out loud and shed a few tears, which most great books do.  I love how she doesn’t sugar coat parenthood in this book, but she doesn’t make it seem horrible either.  She also doesn’t paint herself to be this perfect mother, which makes the book very relatable.  I’m sure parents, particularly mothers, would enjoy this book, but I think even someone without kids would find this book enlightening and entertaining also.
You can buy it here.
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