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It Hit Me Like a Ton of Bricks: A Memoir of a Mother and Daughter

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  71 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Life is a series of losses. I've decided to be very Zen about it. I have lost two husbands, my parents, my brother, countless friends; it is just one loss after another. You might as well get used to it." So muses the author's mother in this poignant and humorous memoir about mothers and daughters. Loss is a way of life for both Catherine and her mother. But where it made ...more
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published April 18th 2006 by North Point Press
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Robin Moore
Sep 08, 2007 Robin Moore rated it it was ok
A mother-daughter memoir (told from the recollections and the viewpoint of the daughter), and, after reading it you will feel that you (and everyone else that you know) ought to be nominated for Mother of the Year/Century. The writer is an actress who has done some film and some TV but I never heard of her. Makes you wonder how she can be normal…..also makes you nervous for the child she now must parent.
Catherine
Jun 30, 2007 Catherine rated it really liked it
Written by an actress, whom I guess is now focusing more on writing and motherhood, this was a quick read. Catherine Lloyd Burns examines her relationship with her mother and young daughter. There was a bit too much mommy talk, and in particular, "poopy" talk for me, although overall I did enjoy reading this book. If you're a mother with a young child you'd probably get more out of this book than I did.
Sophie
Sep 02, 2007 Sophie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like families
I was affected by this book -- but you all know I'm sentimental and have a soft spot for family relationships. I think I understand the mother-daughter relationship better now. At least it gave me much to think about. I only hesitate to give it five stars because it's not Middlemarch or The Dispossessed. But I liked it very much and finished it in some two days.
Margene
Mar 05, 2008 Margene rated it did not like it
The good news is that this is a fast read. The bad news is that the narrator is whiny and neurotic. The constant "poor me" and "aren't I the smartest in the world" back and forth left me with no sympathy for the character at the center of the book. Skip it.
Amy
Mar 27, 2009 Amy rated it liked it
My mother gave me this book. It was a very quick read. A nice little slice of life.
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Jan 27, 2008 Joanna rated it it was amazing
juicy, sharp, hilarious, emotionally rich memoir.
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? unsure ? bit morbid ...
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