Tell Me More

Tell Me More

Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say

Book - 2018
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"Tell Me More is a funny, wise and insightful exploration of seven sentences adult life requires. With Kelly's signature candor and good will, each chapter draws from her sometimes ridiculous, sometimes profound struggles with parenting and marriage, career and friendship, illness, aging and mortality. Each chapter is animated by poignant, hilarious stories from Kelly's own life and is focused on one of seven sentences: Onward, a one-word sentence that celebrates the moment we stop raging against people and situations that will not be changed and decide to just get on with it. I Don't Know, a candid and liberating statement to help us make peace with uncertainty, unknowns and unknowables. Tell Me More, a prompt to squelch our instinct to fix, fix, fix ... and just listen. No, a mighty two-letter sentry against dangers of all sorts, including martyrdom. You Got This, an empowering message that honors, embraces and possibly multiplies personal capacity. I Was Wrong, a deep dive into how to apologize and the astonishing corrections a perfect apology can make possible. You Can Go, for the excruciating moment when it's time to say goodbye to someone you hardly think you can get through a day without"--Provided by publisher.
A funny, wise and insightful exploration of seven sentences adult life requires. Each chapter is animated by poignant, hilarious anecdotes from Corrigan's own life, focusing on one of those scenarios.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780399588372
Characteristics: x, 226 pages ; 20 cm


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CatherineG_1 Apr 23, 2018

Kelly Corrigan lost two people in her life, her dad and her best friend. Through 12 essays, she picks themes we can all identify - say I love you, I know, I don't know and I was wrong to name a few. Two subjects I am always dealing with all the time - no words at all and no. I am finding that I should listen more and you learn more. Saying no - this is one that many of us, people pleasers are guilty of - doing something we do not want to do and complaining about later. Refreshingly honest about being a mom, daughter, wife and best friend, I enjoyed this book.

Apr 06, 2018

A beautifully human account of losing a father but also about grief, friendship and the power of listening. Her voice is relatable and familiar. I loved seeing myself reflected in this book, and feeling like I am not the only one with these struggles.


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