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Monday, May 2, 2011

Mom: A Celebration of Mother's From StoryCorps Giveaway and Review

Just in time for Mother's day comes an inspired collection of true stories from people all over the world, different age groups, races, and unique relationships that deal with remembering the treasured moments with moms.

StoryCorps launched in October 23, 2003, in Grand Central Terminal in New York CIty. It was admittedly something of a crazy idea: to put a recording booth in the middle of one of the busiest train stations in the world, then invite pairs of people to come in and interview each other about the most important moments in their lives. These are just a sampling of the stories that they have collected dealing with our treasured and precious memories of our moms.

Here is a snapshot of one of my favorite stories between Gabrielle Hall, 29 talking to his sister Danielle Hall, 27 about their mother, Martha Hall:

Danielle Hall: She taught me things about relationships that I still use. She told me when you fight, you have to decide how much it really matters to you. If it's not worth getting upset about, let it go. And if it is worth getting upset about, you have to be brave enough to bring it up with the other person. And if you're not brave enough to do that, you have to let it go. Once you've discussed it, it's over and you never bring it up again.

Gabrielle: She was such a fighter - we knew for fourteen years that she had cancer and that she was dying, but she believed in the essence of her that she was not going to die.

Danielle: I feel blessed that we had fourteen years. Before she died, I told her that I thought she had been a wonderful mother, that she taught us how to be strong and independent and smart and capable of doing anything, that I loved her, and that we would be okay. But she really wanted to know that you would be okay. (pg 59).

This is just a sample of the beautiful and heartwarming stories that are shared in this beautiful book, Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps by Dave Isay. This collection is guaranteed to make you remember just how special your own mother is. There is even a section at the conclusion of the book to help you create a legacy of stories between you and your mom. This would make the perfect gift this Mother's Day.

I received this book compliments of TLC Book Tours for my honest review and LOVED it. I can't wait to begin collecting the stories from my mom but also stories I hope to pass on down to my children as well. This one rates a 5 out of 5 stars. This book is available in hardcover and eBook formats.

For more information about this book and where you can get a copy of this book, click on the link below:

Thanks to the generous folks at TLC Book Tours, they are offering a giveaway copy to one lucky follower of this blog. Here are your guidelines:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Like my Facebook page, Reviews From The Heart by clicking here.

3. Be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. No P.O. Boxes please.

4. Please include your email address with your comment. You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols and let me know why you would love to win a copy. The giveaway will end on May 9th and I will notify the winner by email.


  1. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. Sounds like a really good read.

  2. What a cool idea for a book! I'd say this would be very interesting! You know I love books, so please enter me.

  3. Following your blog and liked you on Facebook (My Life. One Story at a Time.)
    This book sounds like a great read. Thanks.

  4. I LOVE the idea behind this book! I can't imagine all the great stories it must contain.

  5. I heard the story of William Anthony Cobb and his sister talking about their mother on NPR this morning and was really touched by it. If the book is only 10% of what I heard today, it is really worth the read.

    If can, please enter me in the contest. I think I did all the steps you required.

    My e-mail is and I have a US address. Thanks.

  6. This sounds like a wonderful book! I would LOVE to win a copy.

    --email subscriber
    --GFC Follower. Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net


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