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Lift by Kelly Corrigan
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Apr 27, 2010

did not like it
Read in April, 2010

I wanted to like this book because I enjoyed Corrigan's first book, The Middle Place. However, this sparse book, which I read in its entirety in the waiting room while my son sat in the orthodontist chair, seemed like a hastily thrown-together obligation Corrigan promised her publishers. Written as a letter for her 6- and 8-year-old daughters to read someday, the book wanders around the topic of parenting being the greatest thing ever, but not very convincingly. I imagine this book is supposed to be inspirational and its size (and butterfly on the cover) will probably translate into many Mother's Day gifts, but it just fell flat for me. A big problem is that a mom who hasn't hit the teen years (and lived to tell) cannot justifiably write about parenting without regrets and unconditional love. (I'm a mom in the midst of the teen years and hope to live to tell.) Skip this one and read The Middle Place instead.
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