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Mia Fontaine

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Hello, and welcome to our Good Reads page! We're Claire (the mother) and Mia (the offspring) Fontaine, authors of ComeBack and Have Mother, Will Travel, which debuts this July. We'll be posting information about events and giveaways here, and we look forward to connecting you.

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Mia Fontaine is an author and national public speaker who has written for The New York Times and blogs for Ms. Magazine. She resides in New York City, and is currently at work on a narrative non-fiction book. A talented sculptor, her hobbies include biking, scuba diving, cinema, mentoring teens, exploring new cuisines, and, of course, travel.

Claire Fontaine is the author of two memoirs, a national public speaker and a former screenwriter. She currently lives b
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" Hi Donna - Thank you so much for taking the time to review and recommend the book, I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Have a great summer! Claire "
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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
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" Britany wrote: "I would just like to say I love love loved Come Back. Seriously read it a million times. Wonderful book."

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Comeback by Claire Fontaine
"I read this book after chatting with the author (Claire) by email. It was a gut-wrenching story for a mother to read. I can't imagine going through what she and her daughter experienced. Though it's non-fiction, it's definitely a page turner, with..." Read more of this review »
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Comeback by Claire Fontaine
"For my GR friends who know me, you know how much that I enjoy reading bios/memoirs. I love human triumph in the face of adversity, and like history, I find many insights that I can apply to my own life from the reflection of others' experiences. T..." Read more of this review »
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“Mia: I was sixteen when I first realized my mom was more concerned about my appearance than I was… I’ll be talking to my mom and realize she hasn’t heard a word because she’s studying my face to see if the foundation I’m using is a good match for my skin tone.”
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“It’s a dangerous thing, to divide yourself, to break off bits of yourself until there’s no solid core. We are, after all, just the sum of our total experiences, each one lying beneath us like a brick in the foundation of a house. To be selective, to block out portions, is to destabilize the very ground on which you stand.”
Mia Fontaine, Have Mother, Will Travel: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World

“Claire: One of the hallmarks of a mother-daughter relationship is what I call the Zero to Sixty Factor. We can get instantly irritated at each other and just as instantly move on… Men don’t get this. Paul will say, “Girls, stop fussing,” and we’ll immediately turn and say in unison, “We’re not arguing.”
Mia Fontaine, Have Mother, Will Travel: A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World

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“Mia: I was sixteen when I first realized my mom was more concerned about my appearance than I was… I’ll be talking to my mom and realize she hasn’t heard a word because she’s studying my face to see if the foundation I’m using is a good match for my skin tone.”
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“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
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Mia Fontaine Britany wrote: "I would just like to say I love love loved Come Back. Seriously read it a million times. Wonderful book."

Thanks so much for taking the time to friend us and let us know you love, love, loved the book :) Best wishes - Mia (with a big hello from my mom, too)


Britany Shepard I would just like to say I love love loved Come Back. Seriously read it a million times. Wonderful book.


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