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....
|Title||:||Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
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Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say Reviews
KC has come to be one of my favorite authors. I feel a kindred spirit in her writing and this book lived up to my expectations. I especially liked the part about her Grandma and the regrets she has. I’m sure that was uncomfortable to write but Kelly, if you’re reading this - please know that by sharing those raw details of how you fucked up you are helping others to avoid making those same mistakes. What a gift to hear it from you and not have to learn the hard way myself. Thank you! This book i ...more
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 ...more
I just can't get enough of Kelly Corrigan's writing. Every story in this book made me laugh, cry and just think. Love, love, love!
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
Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of the few I return to, and that I read passages out loud to family. I already know a few people I plan to give it to as a gift...highlighting passages. It touched me, it made me smile, it struck my heart. This is me ...more
Absolutely loved this book. Her candor and honesty reminded me of another favorite, Nina Riggs. I connected with so much and it felt good to read a book that almost celebrates our flaws.
4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled.
Reading Kelly Corrigan's books is like reading your best friend's diary. She writes with warmth, self-deprecation, pathos, and humor. And listening to her read the audio only brings you that much closer to your bestie as she tells you her secrets and her fears. I especially love when she talks about her dad - a man who was clearly a gem. And there is a moment when she is speaking about her friend Liz who passed away and the words catch ever so slightly in her throat...and you know that this isn' ...more