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    Kelly I cried I laughed I met you years ago you wouldn’t remember but I do While listening to you read your book I felt drained of speech wh

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    What a beautiful poignant and moving book Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch She’s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own life One minute she's telling you how she went ballistic over a toilet that wasn't flushed by the way if you ever find yourself at Kell

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    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB’s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan’s grief over the recent loss of her father and a close frien

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    ” Hold me nowIt's hard for me to say I'm sorryI just want you to knowHold me nowI really want to tell you I'm sorryI could never let you go“After all that we've been throughI will make it up to youI promise toAnd after all that'

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    Reality always comes dressed in a point of view try as we might to lay it bare From the Author’s NoteThis was my

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    The subtitle of this book is “Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say” and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases Corrigan’s grandmother always reassured her that she was “good enough” and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because when she failed she just got right back up again and did something else That resilience is a uality important than beauty or intellectual horsepower when it co

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    Sometimes there just aren’t enough stars

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    All of Kelly Corrigan’s books have been winnersHere is another oneRead this book alone just for the chapter “Onward” What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend My heart shattered and then piece by piece was put back together Both better and worse for the wearAnd the “No” chapter because who does

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    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend Yes But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic none of which are interesting to you At all After reading almost half the book I just couldn't waste any time And I am completely bewildered by all the 5

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    I tried to like it but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady Meh

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It’s a crazy idea trying to name the phrases that make love and connection possible But that’s just what Kelly Corrigan has set out to do here In her New York Times bestselling memoirs Corrigan distilled our core relationships to their essences showcasing a warm easy storytelling style Now in Tell Me More she’s back with a deeply personal unfailingly honest and often hilarious examination of the essential phrases that turn the wheel of lifeIn “I Don’t I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan s grief over the recent loss of her father and a close friend But throughout the book there are many anecdotes and lots of relatable self reflections about being a parent a partner a daughter a sibling and a friend In an understated way Corrigan dwells on what it means to strive for a good life or a good enough life Corrigan doesn t offer any trite answers which is precisely what makes her seem very human or like someone you would want as a friend It s short but well worth reading Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an opportunity to read an advance copy

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Tell Me More Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say

Know” Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty whether it’s over invitations that never came or a friend’s agonizing infertility In “No” she admires her mother’s ability to set boundaries and her liberating willingness to be unpopular In “Tell Me More” a facialist named Tish teaches her something important about listening And in “I Was Wrong” she comes clean about her disastrous role in a family fight and explains why saying sorry may Reality always comes dressed in a point of view try as we might to lay it bare From the Author s NoteThis was my introduction to Kelly Corrigan a writer deemed as the poet laureate of the ordinary and I can attest to not only her extraordinary writing but also her ability to tell a good story often moving me from laughter to tears and always landing me suarely in introspection With genuine heart humor and an unwavering honesty she provides us glimpses into her life while she examines the connections between what we say and how it affects our relationshipsStarting with It s Like This where she takes us through a morning in the Corrigan household replete with bickering siblings and barely present husband that ends in this reflection Minds don t rest they reel and wander and fixate and roll back and reconsider because it s like this having a mind Hearts don t idle they swell and constrict and break and forgive and behold because it s like this having a heart Lives don t last they thrill and confound and circle and overflow and disappear because it s like this having a lifeTo the final essay This Is It an ode to domestic life The abstract performance art called Family Life is our one run at the ultimate improv Our chance to be great for someone to give another person enough of what they need to be happy Ours to overlook or lost track of our bemoan ours to recommit to to apologize for to try again for Ours to watch disappear into their next self toddler to tyke tween to teen ours to drop off somewhere and miss foreverSandwiched in between these essays are 10 words and phrases from simply saying yes or no to tell me and I was wrong In the most moving and deeply personal of the essays Onward she lays bare the gut wrenching journey of moving on from the death of a close friend and that of her father It is the reflections she shares with us that brought about this book and if you read only one read that oneI started this book in May it had been highly rated and recommended by GR friend JanB and it seemed my kind of advice But as life is wont to do things got complicated family emergencies and I was only halfway through my library copy but the audio version became available and I downloaded it for yet another trip home As much as I liked reading Corrigan s essays it was her voice that brought it all home This sort of nasally been there done that uality became endearing and I ve now read and listened to the audio and I prefer the latter though I did just reread Onwards and welled up againI m not telling you all of that as some self indulgent foray into navel gazing what I want to say is that sometimes books pick US and even if it s not exactly convenient at the time the book WILL find you This one certainly hit home for me

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Not be enough With refreshing candor a deep well of empathy and her signature desire to understand “the thing behind the thing” Corrigan swings between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and lossWith the streetwise ever relatable voice that defines Corrigan’s work Tell Me More is a moving and meaningful take on the power of the right words at the right moment to change everythi All of Kelly Corrigan s books have been winnersHere is another oneRead this book alone just for the chapter Onward What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend My heart shattered and then piece by piece was put back together Both better and worse for the wearAnd the No chapter because who doesn t need remindingAnd of course I fully intend to make my own Things I Will Always Say Yes To list starting with H agen Dazs Deep Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream naturally I fear my list may be overrun by food But still this book Each and every word is important What s frustrating is that I know I will forget them and have to fumble through life with my imperfect choices learning all these truths for myself Accepting things as they are is difficult A lot of people go to war with reality