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In "I Don't Know," Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty, whether it's over expected invitations that never come or a friend's agonizing infertility. In "No," she admires her mother's ability to set boundaries, her liberating willingness to be unpopular. In "Tell Me More," she learns something important about listening from a facialist named Tish. And in "I Was Wrong," she comes clean about her disastrous role in a family fight--and explains why saying sorry may not be enough. With refreshing candor, a deep well of empathy, and her signature desire to understand "the thing behind the thing," Corrigan swings in this insightful book between meditations on life with a preoccupied husband and two mercurial teenage daughters to profound observations on love and loss.In channeling the characteristically streetwise, ever-relatable voice that has defined Corrigan's work, Tell Me More is a meaningful, touching take on the power of the right words at the right moment to change everything....

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Tell Me More Stories About the Hardest Things I m Tell Me More Stories About the Hardest Things I m Learning to Say Kelly Corrigan on FREE shipping on qualifying offers NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A story driven collection of essays on the twelve powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships Tell Me More Stories About the Hardest Things I m Tell Me More Stories About the Hardest Things I m Learning to Say Kindle edition by Kelly Corrigan Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Tell Me More Stories About the Hardest Things I m Learning to Say. January Read It, Skip It Grist Mill Road, Tell Me More This month, I m rounding up all my January releases Grist Mill Road, Tell Me More, The Immortalists, Anatomy of a Scandal into one big Read It, Skip It post What could give you a clearer picture of the January releases than that Love, Teach What I Wish I Could Tell Them About Teaching I would tell them about how I m not allowed to fail a student without turning in a form to the front office that specifies all instances of parent contact, describing in detail the exact accommodations and extra instruction that the child was given. tell us your worst intern horror stories Ask a Manager Some interns are awesome Others are not As we near the end of summer internship season, I want to know about your worst intern stories the interns who b MORE Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Otherwise, here we go MORE Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief, with all the credit to our wonderful readers who submitted each and every one of these . Home Care Nurses Tell Their Stories National Arizona I m Maribeth Gallagher, and I m a nurse at Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, Arizona I had the privilege to care for year old Margaret Nance, a retired nurse with end stage dementia. Things I d Want to Tell a New Mother A Cup of Jo Amazing things to learn as a new mom I would also recommend family newborn photography sessions to make it memorable. Things Every Birth Mother Wants Adoptive Parents And so we told our son It threw him for a loop But the odd thing was that he has not contacted her, nor wished to as far as I can tell That is his choice. My Bulimia Stories Even The Most Humiliating Ones I m Bulimia Stories from my years in the hell of bulimia Here, I tell all From the most shameful acts of my illness through to my bulimia recovery

Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say Reviews

  • Jen Brodehl

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!!

  • Victoria

    Reality always comes dressed in a point of view, try as we might to lay it bare. From the Author’s Note

    This was my introduction to Kelly Corrigan, a writer deemed as the ‘poet laureate of the ordinary’ and I can attest to not only her extraordinary writing, but also her ability to tell a good story often moving me from laughter to tears and always landing me squarely in introspection. With genuine heart, humor and an unwavering honesty, she provides us glimpses into her life while she examines t
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  • Kate

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It’s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far.

  • Trish

    The subtitle of this book is “Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say” and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan’s grandmother always reassured her that she was “good enough,” and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because when she failed, she just got right back up again and did something else. That resilience is a quality more important than beauty or intellectual horsepower when it comes to success in life, though nobody believes that when yo

    “Sexually, professionally, personally…saying ‘No’ takes balls. One friend told me her one big take away from three years and $11,000 of therapy was ‘Learn to say no and when you do, don’t complain and don’t explain. Every excuse you make is like an invitation to ask you again in a different way.’”
    I learned this lesson early and all my life it has been my super power. Corrigan tells us her mother was a ‘No Pro’ who had no desire to curb another’s activities. “She had her own mind and she used it.” If she didn’t want to go somewhere everyone else wanted to go, she’d wave them off and settle happily to spend her evening alone.

    “It must be possible to say ‘No’ nicely and still be loved,” Corrigan opines. Her mother must have managed it, since Corrigan loves her now. She may not have at the time, however, and we know this because of Corrigan’s earlier book Glitter and Glue in which Corrigan settles into recognition and acceptance of her mother.
    “Very few people I’ve known are able to set themselves free the way my mother has, liberated by the simple act of saying “no,” which I submit is impressive for any woman and downright radical for one raised in the “nice and easy” generation. My Mom had always been able to find outs where others could not. Looking back I think it came down to her impressive willingness to be disliked and her utterly unromantic position that people should take serious--if not total--responsibility for their own happiness.”
    Corrigan has lots of personality—that used to be a way for men to say women are loud—but she actually says stuff rather than just blow air, and she can be really funny. It you listened to her describe using her daughter's round-tipped scissors to cut off a shirt she’d bought on sale but couldn’t manage to take off past her boobs once on, you know what I mean. She may actually be a little bit loud, but she is definitely the one you’d aim for at a party or for a long walk—she’d never be without some observation worth developing into something bigger and deeper. I am nothing like her, but I appreciate that mother nature of hers to the end. I have always admired mothers for their stop-gap practicality and their attention to the things that matter.

    The end of this memoir reads like a long eulogy for Liz, and what her friendship meant. It is the best darn eulogy I have ever heard…in the way it sounds like a wedding toast, it is so full of life an love and gratefulness and remembrance. It would be a wonderful model for someone wishing to find a way to say what is in their hearts for their own friends or relatives. We’ll all have to face it one day and judging from Corrigan’s experience, we are never ready.

    Corrigan reads the audio of this book herself, and it is a good way to enjoy the Penguin Random House production. The book would be good as well because the eulogy passages you may want to read again. ...more

  • Karen

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be why it was so heavy. It felt like she wanted to get the "bad" she had done out in the open.

  • Michelle

    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh.

  • Esil

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB’s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan’s grief over the recent loss of her father and a close friend. But throughout the book there are many anecdotes and lots of relatable self reflections about being a parent, a partner, a daughter, a sibling and a friend. In an understated ...more

  • Tamara

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them.

    Recommend for fans of Tiny Beautiful Things.