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Mom, the Woman Who Made Oatmeal Stick to My Ribs

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Nationally bestselling author, James Michael Pratt, pays tribute to all mothers through the powerful memories of his own mother - a typical everyday Mom. Jim's stories bring back memories of our own childhood interactions with Mom and the important values that she tried so hard to instill in our lives. James Michael Pratt writes: "Oatmeal might not literally stick to ribs, ...more
Hardcover, 123 pages
Published May 7th 2004 by Shadow Mountain (first published February 1st 2004)
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Christina
Nov 20, 2010 Christina rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfiction-other
I expected this to be more of a tribute to motherhood in general like All Moms Go To Heaven, which I enjoyed. Instead, it was a collection of memories from the author's life. Some of them were only loosely related to his mom. It might be more interesting for someone of the author's generation because the memories would be nostalgic. However, it didn't really touch me in any way.
Rochelle
Jan 16, 2016 Rochelle rated it it was ok
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I admit I couldn't keep reading. I couldn't make myself feel interested. Got to the third chapter and asked myself what the point was in reading it. Couldn't find it. My original intention was to 1) increase my appreciation for my own mother and 2) look for some clues to being a better mother myself. It didn't really happen.
Kristine
Oct 10, 2009 Kristine rated it did not like it
I read this for one of my book clubs but found it very poorly written. The book is the reflections of James Pratt on his upbringing and the influence his mother had on him. Though he had some interesting stories and insights, he failed to convey them in a meaningful way. I felt the book was shallow and a little mushy. It is a fast read and only 100 pages but not worth the time.


Vonnie
Feb 28, 2011 Vonnie rated it liked it
This was a quick feel good book. It would be rewarding to read so many good memories & complements written by your own child. As mothers we work hard & hope for positive outcomes. This mother was successful.
Cathy Christiansen
Feb 11, 2011 Cathy Christiansen rated it liked it
It was sweet. Another book club pick. I found his thoughts interesting but didn't really agree entirely with all of his conclusions.
Grandma
Jul 09, 2008 Grandma rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys an easy to read
Recommended to Grandma by: Paula Huber
I learned what wonderful people Moms are and it makes you want to be a good mom.
Karen
Sep 06, 2013 Karen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own, family
What a beautiful tribute James Michael Pratt pays to his Mother and to all Mom's through times.
Heather
Feb 28, 2008 Heather rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Heather by: Aliene Overly
This was a great book. It made me think about my own mom and me now as a mom. I am reflecting the traditions and values I am instilling in my children--these are so important!
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