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Kelly Corrigan

Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.


We are pleased to welcome back Kelly Corrigan, the author of The Middle Place and Lift, both New York Times bestsellers. She is also a contributor to O: The Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, and Medium. Kelly co-founded Notes & Words, an annual benefit concert for Children’s Hospital Oakland. Her YouTube channel, which includes video essays and interviews with writers, has been viewed by millions.

When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as “Your father’s the glitter but I’m the glue.” This meant nothing to Kelly, who left childhood sure that her mom—with her inviolable commandments and proud stoicism—would be nothing more than background chatter for the rest of Kelly’s life. But it didn't turn out that way...

“Kelly Corrigan’s thoughtful and beautifully rendered meditation invites readers to reflect on their own launchings and homecomings. I accepted the invitation and learned things about myself. You will, too. Isn’t that why we read?”—Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Water.

“Kelly Corrigan’s heartfelt homage to motherhood is every bit as tough and funny as it is nostalgic and searching. It’s a tale about growing up, gaining wisdom, and reconciling with Mom, but it’s also an honest meditation on our deepest fears of death and abandonment. I loved this book, I was moved by this book, and now I will share this book with my own mother—along with my renewed appreciation for certain debts of love that can never be repaid.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
1010 El Camino Real
94025-4349 Menlo Park
Glitter and Glue Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345532831
Availability: Special Order
Published: Ballantine Books - February 4th, 2014

The Middle Place Cover Image
ISBN: 9781401340933
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hachette Books - January 1st, 2009

Lift Cover Image
ISBN: 9781401341244
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Voice - March 2nd, 2010