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The Resource Glitter and glue : a memoir, Kelly Corrigan, (text large print)

Glitter and glue : a memoir, Kelly Corrigan, (text large print)

Label
Glitter and glue : a memoir
Title
Glitter and glue
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Kelly Corrigan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as "Your father's the glitter but I'm the glue." After college, armed with a backpack, her personal mission statement, and a wad of traveler's checks, she took off for Australia to see things and do things and "become interesting." But it didn't turn out the way she pictured it. In a matter of months, her fanny pack full of savings had dwindled and she realized she needed a job. That's how Kelly met John Tanner, a newly widowed father of two looking for a live-in nanny. They chatted for an hour, discussed timing and pay, and a week later, Kelly moved in. And there, in that house in a suburb north of Sydney, her mother's voice was suddenly everywhere, nudging and advising, cautioning and directing, escorting her through a terrain as foreign as any she had ever trekked. Every day she spent with the Tanner kids was a day spent reconsidering her relationship with her mother, turning it over in her hands like a shell, straining to hear whatever messages might be trapped in its spiral. This is a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly it's about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corrigan, Kelly
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corrigan, Kelly
  • Corrigan, Kelly
  • Corrigan, Kelly
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Young women
  • Americans
  • Young women
  • Nannies
  • Large type books
  • Sydney (N.S.W.)
Label
Glitter and glue : a memoir, Kelly Corrigan, (text large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 2014
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
287 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628990423
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013049109
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868039921
  • (OCoLC)ocn868039921
Label
Glitter and glue : a memoir, Kelly Corrigan, (text large print)
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Ballantine Books, 2014
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
287 p. (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781628990423
Isbn Type
(library binding : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013049109
System control number
  • (OCoLC)868039921
  • (OCoLC)ocn868039921

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