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In this uproarious memoir, You Jin employs her wry, inimitable style to look at the parental life as she grows with her children. Beginning with her first trip back to her in-laws' home in Ipoh, she takes us through nearly three decades to when the youngest of her three children leaves home to study overseas, unflinchingly facing the mistakes she makes along the way and th ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published January 2017 by Epigram Books
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Lyn
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Purchased this during #BuySingLit and was utterly absorbed into her story. With disarming frankness and the wisdom borne of a lifetime, You Jin relates her journey of motherhood - the heart-wrenching moments, her deep gratitude to her selfless mother-in-law as well as those brimming with maternal pride and joy.
It is a story drawn from the depths of her heart, and it is our privilege to be offered a window into her amazing life story as a working mother. Her words are inspiring, the trade-offs s
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Aquila Michiryu
Apr 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
In Mum Is Where The Heart Is, You Jin writes about her first-hand experience as a mother, raising three distinct kids with different personalities.

Unsurprisingly, her parental journey was not a bed of roses. In this memoir, she honestly and captivatingly records her experience as a mother, one that is filled with both joys and sorrows.

With specific reference to real events, she recounts her experience of raising her children and reflects upon them, distilling important lessons for both readers a
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Apollos Michio
May 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful, affecting and funny memoir that chronicles You Jin’s experiences in raising her children. With her candid and honest style of writing, she effectively draws the reader into her story and shares the valuable lessons she had learned while growing with her children. Full of wisdom and wit, this is a book not just for parents, but for children as well.
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Tham Yew Chin, better known by her pen name You Jin, is the author of over 150 books, and is a prolific writer of travelogues, essays, opinion pieces, short stories and novels. Known for her heartwarming and sensitive observations of everyday life, she has been recognised in Singapore and China. The inaugural recipient of the Singapore Chinese Literary Award and the Montblanc-NUS Centre of the Art ...more

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