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We Were Not Spoiled: A Memoir for the Family and for the World

Yesterday would have been my mother’s 94th birthday. The following post was published on Matilda Butler’s fine bog http://womensmemoirs.com.

My mother died on May 5, 2015. This is the first July 21st of my life that I spend without her.

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Let me celebrate my mother’s life by writing about her memoir We Were Not Spoiled—which I will offer you as a gift at the end of this post.

My mother has found its audience

Between 2009 and 2013, I interviewed my mother for her memoir for which I was to serve as ghostwriter. I have written about the process elsewhere, so here I would like to talk about how the writing of this book was an integrating experience for me.

To read more, click here.

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