Sie war schön und liebte das Leben - Tahar Ben Jelloun nimmt Abschied von Yemma, seiner an Alzheimer erkrankten Mutter. Mit unendlicher Zuneigung und größtem Respekt schildert er die klaren Momente, in denen sich Yemma an ihre Jugend in Fès, ihre Ehemänner und die Hochzeitsfeste erinnert. Doch er beschreibt auch den körperlichen Verfall und den zunehmenden Rückzug aus der Realität, wenn sie das Haus schmücken lässt für ein Festmahl mit ihren drei verstorbenen Ehemännern. Ein großartiger, anrührender autobiographischer Roman von Tahar Ben Jelloun, dem wichtigsten Autor des Maghreb.
Since she's been ill, Lalla Fatma has become a frail little thing with a faltering memory. Lalla Fatma thinks she's in Fez in 1944, where she grew up, not in Tangier in 2000, where this story begins. She calls out to family members who are long dead and loses herself in the streets of her childhood, yearning for her first love and the city she left behind. By her bedside, her son Tahar listens to long-hidden secrets and stories from her past: married while still playing with dolls and widowed for the first time at the age of sixteen. Guided by these fragments, Tahar vividly conjures his mother's life in post-war Morocco, unravelling the story of a woman for whom resignation was the only way out. Tender and compelling, About My Mother maps the beautiful, fragile and complex nature of human experience, while paying tribute to a remarkable woman and the bond between mother and son. 'Ben Jelloun is arguably Morocco's greatest living author, whose impressive body of work combines intellect and imagination in magical fusion' Guardian 'In any language, in any culture, Tahar Ben Jelloun would be a remarkable novelist' Sunday Telegraph 'One of Morocco's most celebrated and translated writers' Asymptote 'A traditional storyteller whose tales have the status of myth ... An important writer.' Times Literary Supplement
All About My Mother: A Beloved Daughter’s Memoir is the intriguing story of J.S. Quinn, who died in 1997, 25 days before her 19th birthday. This memoir was written by her mother to show that a child’s love can survive death, and it also shows the promise of a life barely begun. Since she passed, J.S. has been witnessing her mother's grieving, right up to the present day. She tells the strategies her mother uses to help cope, including reading, writing, and listening to music. J.S.’s mother was abandoned as a baby in 1946 at a Catholic orphanage in England. J.S. relates the childhood she spent with her three brothers and her single mother, who is of mixed heritage. In the early years, her mother worked three jobs, but still had time to keep her four children busy with activities while pursuing her education to become a teacher. J.S.’s death at 18 took a deep toll on her brothers and her mother, a British teacher currently living in Thailand, who cites her grieving process and why she wrote the book. “It is really an accumulation of short stories, the first of which I wrote in March 2006 as an account of my daughter's last flashes of her life as she was dying. It lifted the gloom on nine years of aching grief. I have had such a blessed life, even with the loss of my daughter. The only obstacle was trying to stay true to my daughter's sentiments and voice.”
A Message from Mike Rowe, the Dirty Jobs Guy: Just to be clear, About My Mother is a book about my grandmother, written by my mother. That’s not to say it’s not about my mother—it is. In fact, About My Mother is as much about my mother as it is about my grandmother. In that sense, it’s really a book about “mothers.” …It is not, however, a book written by me. True, I did write the foreword. But it doesn’t mean I’ve written a book about my mother. I haven’t. Nor does it mean my mother’s book is about her son. It isn’t. It’s about my grandmother. And my mother. Just to be clear.—Mike A love letter to mothers everywhere, About My Mother will make you laugh and cry—and see yourself in its reflection. Peggy Rowe’s story of growing up as the daughter of Thelma Knobel is filled with warmth and humor. But Thelma could be your mother—there’s a Thelma in everyone’s life. Shes the person taking charge—the one who knows instinctively how things should be. Today Thelma would be described as an alpha personality, but while growing up, her daughter Peggy saw her as a dictator—albeit a benevolent, loving one. They clashed from the beginning—Peggy, the horse-crazy tomboy, and Thelma, the genteel-yet-still-controlling mother, committed to raising two refined, ladylike daughters. Good luck. When major league baseball came to town in the early 1950s and turned sophisticated Thelma into a crazed Baltimore Orioles groupie, nobody was more surprised and embarrassed than Peggy. Life became a series of compromises—Thelma tolerating a daughter who pitched manure and galloped the countryside, while Peggy learned to tolerate the whacky Orioles fan who threw her underwear at the television, shouted insults at umpires, and lived by the orange-and-black schedule taped to the refrigerator door. Sometimes, we’re more alike than we know. And in case you’re wondering, Peggy knows a thing or two about dirty jobs herself…
A compelling saga of mothers and daughters, survival and striving, women, family, and culture that will resonate with all Americans who have immigrant roots. This fascinating book takes a new and different look at the immigrant experience of Asian Americans. Through the voice of her Chinese mother, the author examines perennial themes of separation, loss, guilt, and bicultural identity in the lives of immigrant families. Grounded in a historical context that spans events of more than a century, World War II, McCarthyism, Civil Rights, the Women's movement, this volume: Uses oral history to show how families rely upon myth and legend as they adjust to a new culture. Illustrates how strong cultural and intergenerational bonds can both support and oppress Chinese American families; Uses Asian mythology and symbols to understand the psyche of Chinese Americans and their immigration experience, illustrating the contrasting world views of Asian and Western culture. Provides strategies for coping with the immigration experience for use by counselors and other professionals.
When asking my mother for a recipe she would be more than happy to share it. Regardless of how closely I followed these though, there always seemed to be a problem with how it turned out....After a few attempts, going back and forth, I was able to narrow in on what was going wrong! The problem was with the measurements. My mum would have "1 cup" listed however it actually wasn’t the "1 cup" we all know to be, it would be "a cup" but a greek coffee cup. You see my mother had her own measuring system. It was a beer glass, a mug, a teacup or a Greek coffee cup. So then every time I would collect a recipe I would ask which cup was she referring too. Another challenge was when using flour mum had her "now use as much flour until you feel you have the correct texture". Initially this would frustrate me but over time I too began to bake this way. I just knew by the feel of the dough or batter that I would have a great outcome or an average one. Growing up in a Greek household and being Orthodox allowed me to enjoy and appreciate traditional dishes and Orthodox customs, so I thought by creating this book it would not only be a great keepsake but also a basic reference guide, especially now that I have correct measurements.
A collection of stories captures the challenging relationships between mothers and their adolescent daughters.
Native New Yorker Jesse A. Mayfield is a versatile actor, singer and writer. He has appeared on Broadway, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and every major concert venue in the world. A former member of the famed vocal group, "Special Blend," he was a frequent performer in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. While serving as the Artistic Director of the famed "Paul Robeson Theatre" in New York, Jesse produced and starred in many notable productions, among them "A Raisin In The Sun," "Ceremonies In Dark Old Men" "God's Creation," and "Of Mice & Men." He has spent much of the last decade touring in various stage productions. Jesse relocated to Los Angeles a few years ago to pursue greater acting, writing and producing opportunities. Jesse's touching memoir "Away From My Mothers' Watchful Eye" chronicles his experiences growing up in inner-city Brooklyn, New York during the turbulent, social unrest of the 1960's and his being one of the first Blacks bussed to a White school in 1965 in compliance with New York City Board of Educations' initiative to further integrate its' public school. Always a New Yorker at heart, Jesse presently resides in Los Angeles where he teaches acting. He recently launched Trustar Productions to develop projects for television and film. His talent management company, LaMarr Talent Management represents and guides the careers of young, aspiring, entertainment professionals.
Snatched From My Mother . Animals and birds are not an accident .They are creatures of God who were put on earth just like human beings .God had them in mind when he planned the creation of the universe . They have a right to exist in this world just like any human being .The problem is that sometimes men forget this . Instead of believing that cats, dogs and other animals are in the wrong place, these people should start thinking seriously about God; their creator; His wishes and His reasons for creating such animals . Man and Animal were created by God and for God . Unless Man realizes this, life is worthless . Stories such as Titi's should be unheard of . This story should be a lesson to mankind and should teach Man compassion and love for animals . Pets are members of the family and have a right to be treated with love, care and respect . Devinia Sookia .
This book has been written for anyone who has become a caregiver at a moments notice, and to say thank you to the many people who reached out to help her family in the time of need. It is intended to be a guide, but not a cure-all. She speaks with a voice of integrity and understanding and included in these pearls of wisdom are successful strategies used to care for her mother, whose acute stroke left her with a severe case of aphasia and apraxia and the inability to walk. Also, her father has been diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension. Her belief is that miracles can happen in the midst of trouble and that all it takes is tender loving care to make them happen. She is the recipient of the Master of Divinity Degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. In addition, she is an itinerant elder and has pastored in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, First Episcopal District.
Following the tragic death of her beloved son, Manuela goes to Barcelona in search of the father. But before she can exorcise her guilt she gets caught up in the lives of three women: Agrado, a long-lost transexual friend; Rosa, a young nun in search of love; and, Huma Rojo, the famous actress Manuela's son so admired.
A successful African-American businesswoman shares secrets, ideas, and techniques for African-American women interested in starting their own businesses and making them thrive. Original. 35,000 first printing. Tour.
Darlene Machtan, author of Conversations With My Mother, shares heartfelt, intimate, and often humorous one-sided conversations with her deceased mother. The topics are so universal that grieving adult children will easily relate and find comfort. The issues of: carrying on new family responsibility and roles major conflicts among siblings a parent's remarriage and the decline and death of other significant individuals are all "discussed" between mother and daughter with such honesty and emotion the reader seems to be an integral part of that conversation. Stories of love, laughter, disagreements, dancing, friendships, and futures will leave readers answering Machtan's question " or is it only in our family that such stories abound?" with a resounding, "No."
Pedro Almodovar … winner of a BAFTA for Best Director, 2000 All About My Mother … Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, 2000 The huge international success of his latest feature, All About My Mother, has finally granted Pedro Almodovar the recognition he deserves, as the most artistically ambitious and commercially consistent film-maker in Europe. Frequently comic, often deadly serious, always visually glorious, his films range from the screwball comedy Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and the SM melodrama Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! to the almost classically austere Live Flesh. And, while questions of gender, nationality and sexuality have always been Almodovar's concern, new subjects have been addressed in his more recent work: the corrosive effects of a deregulated Spanish media, the transition from dictatorship to democracy and, in All About My Mother, uncompromising explorations of the process of mourning. This new edition includes four new chapters, among which is a rare interview with Almodovar himself, a new preface and additional illustrations. Still the only study of its kind in English, it vigorously confirms its original argument, that beneath Almodovar's genius for comedy and visual pleasure lies a film-maker whose work deserves to be taken with the utmost seriousness.
''LESSONS I LEARNT FROM MY MOTHER" IS A BOOK THAT WAS WRITTEN IN MEMORY OF MY LOVING MOTHER. THE BOOK GOES A LONG WAY IN BRINGING TO FORE THE MAJOR ROLES AND IMPACT THAT A MOTHER SHOULD HAVE ON HER CHILDREN AND EVEN ON EVERYONE THAT COMES HER WAY. MOTHERS SHOULD BE READY FOR A SMOOTH RIDE INTO THE WOLRD OF GREAT MOTHERHOOD WHILE OTHERS MUST TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS TREASURE IN FORM OF A BOOK. REALLY, YOU DON'T GET TO BE TAUGHT THESE LESSONS IN ANY SCHOOL, THEY ARE LESSONS FROM THE SCHOOL OF 'EXPERIENCE'. BELIEVE ME-THIS IS A BOOK FOR EVERYONE NO MATTER YOUR AGE OR RACE!
In What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me about Marriage, Julie Gorman shares how there is always hope for restoration; no matter how your home front looks right now, you have the power to save your marriage. What I Wish My Mother Had Told Me about Marriage introduces the need to surrender, forgive, and uproot bitterness. It exposes habits and practices that destroy the marriage relationship, and offers both practical and biblical suggestions on how to guard ones heart and tame ones tongue. Julie Gorman addresses the importance of dating, laughing, praying, and daring to dream together as well as sexual intimacy, developing checkpoints, and Living unto God, Not Your Problems. With Gods help and a willing heart you can begin to enjoy the safety that exists in a home where Christ is at the center.
Sara McCann returns home to New York to be with her mother during her final days of her losing battle with cancer. She never anticipated how much this trip would change her life and the secrets her mother would share with her.
A tent was set up and a triangular table was placed in the middle of the tent. There were one hen and one cock on the table with a big bowl of rice and the smell of burning incense. The bride and the groom in traditional wear stood opposite each other, but the table was placed between them. The usher of the ceremony told the bride to bow to the groom, and in return the groom had to bow in courtesy to the bride. The rite of bowing one after the other would be the peak of the ceremony, and then the reception would be held. Mother and Father became husband and wife right after the wedding ceremony. Then their future was up to them.
When Lisa Faulkner won Celebrity MasterChefit was the culmination of an emotional journey that began with her mother's death from cancer when Lisa was 16. Lisa's clearest memories of her mum are of her cooking delicious meals for the family, and in recreating her recipes in this book Lisa is not just keeping her mother's memory alive - she is also able to pass on to her own daughter, Billie, the love of cookery she inherited from her mum. With evocative photographs and easy-to-follow recipes, you too can tempt family and friends with fabulous home cooking all year round. With anecdotal snippets from Lisa's life as well as invaluable personal tips, the recipes include dishes suitable for entertaining - My MasterChef Fish Stew, Pan Fried Scallops with Pea and Mint, Lemon Mascarpone Tart and Pistachio Biscottii - alongside failsafe family fare: The Best Fish Pie, The Perfect Roast, Nanna's Bread and Mummy's Christmas Cake.
When you were a kid, what were some of the things you dreamed of being when you grew up? What's something you wish you had asked your parents, but never did? These and other thoughtful questions will get Mom talking. One thing's for sure: Doing the interview will help make wonderful new memories, along with a volume that will be prized for generations to come.