Letters of Note: Mothers
Author: Shaun Usher
Series: Letters of Note #7
Narrator: Neil Gaiman , Simon Callow , Miriam Margolyes , Sanjeev Bhaskar , Adrian Edmondson , Benedict Cumberbatch , Toby Jones , Louise Brealey , Natascha McElhone , Helen Mccrory , Danny Huston , Jude Law , Ferdinand Kingsley
Unabridged: 3 hr 41 min
Format: Digital Audiobook Download
Publisher: Penguin Audio
A young Egyptian girl mourns her mother's death in the fourth century AD. Melissa Rivers lovingly chides her mother, Joan, for treating her house like a hotel and taking her thirteen-year-old son to see Last Tango in Paris. Anne Sexton gives her daughter the advice to live life to the hilt, and be your own woman. In a letter to her teenage daughter, Caitlin Moran explains that some boys are as evil as vampires, and you must drive stakes through their hearts. The film Ladybird inspires journalist Hannah Woodhead to write an emotional letter to her mother. While at seminary, Martin Luther King Jr. writes that he has "the best mother in the world." These thirty letters capture the endless range of feelings that comes with being or having a mother.
Includes letters from E.B. White, George Bernard Shaw, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Sylvia Plath, Laura Dern, Baya Hocine, Louisa May Alcott, Wallac Stegner, and more.