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

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"The poet laureate of the ordinary."--The Huffington Post

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
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ISBN : 039958837X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 240 pages


JanB rated it ★★★★★

January 13, 2018

What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She’s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own life. One minute...

Roger rated it ★★★★★

December 29, 2017

While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most of the peop...

Sue rated it ★★★★★

October 01, 2017

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...

Michelle rated it ★★★★☆

November 29, 2017

A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott.

Lucille_3 rated it ★★★★★

January 15, 2018

Sometimes, there just aren’t enough stars.

Alissa rated it ★★★★★

August 21, 2017

This is a book I will return to again - dipping into chapters as I need to be reminded of the lessons Corrigan imparts. I want to give this to everyone on my Christmas list but alas it comes out in January. This collection of beautiful essays about connecting with those you love and going onward...

Leigh rated it ★★★★★

January 11, 2018

The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was a revelation,...

Cheryl rated it ★★★★☆

December 28, 2017

This was a wonderful book by an author that I didn’t know until I went to the Random House event in New York a month ago. We were given an advanced copy of this book. I’m not sure I would have noticed it on my own but now that I have met Kelly Corrigan and read this book, I will go back and read...

Zoe rated it ★★★★☆

January 13, 2018

Funny, Sad, Uplifting, Depressing, Magical, Tragic, Insightful, Pathetic, Deep, Petty, Witty, Flippant, Heart-warming, Heart-wrenching. These antonyms are among the myriad of emotions I experienced reading Kelly Corrigan's latest novel. Deeply personal, apparently "unfiltered" and brutally honest...

Pam rated it ★★★★☆

January 13, 2018

I appreciate Kelly Corrigan's honesty. She captures common experiences and emotions and elevates them into a larger conversation. Even though the book is filled with stories from her life, the reader can find themselves in the truth of the struggle, joy and absurdity of Life. The chapters about th...

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