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The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan
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I liked this book so much. Definitely a cry-book - be warned - but I think what I got from this the most, beyond all of the cancer stuff, had to do with parenting. In the prologue she writes (about her father) "He defined me first, as parents do. Those early characterizations can become the shimmering self-image we embrace or the limited, stifling perception we rail against for a lifetime. In my case, he sees me as I would like to be seen. In fact, I'm not even sure what's true about me, since I have always chosen to believe his version."

Wow. This really resonates with me and I am DEFINITELY going to stop making jokes about Lily ending up in juvie. I mean, what a gift to give your kids - your utter, total belief in the magic of who they are and what they have to offer to the world.

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Lucy I loved it to and I loved that quote. A gift indeed.


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