A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime
On Sale: March 31, 2015
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"I'm getting a life's lesson about grace from my mother in
We never stop learning from our mothers, do we?"
UNFORGETTABLE is a son's spirited, affecting, and inspiring
tribute to his remarkable mother and the love between parent
When NPR's Scott Simon began tweeting from his mother's
hospital room in July 2013, he didn't know that his missives
would soon spread well beyond his 1.2 million Twitter
followers. Squeezing the magnitude of his final days with
her into 140-character updates, Simon's evocative and moving
meditations spread virally. Over the course of a few days,
Simon chronicled his mother's death and reminisced about her
life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating
UNFORGETTABLE, expands on those famous tweets to create a
memoir that is rich, deeply affecting, heart-wrenching, and
exhilarating. His mother was a glamorous woman of the Mad
Men-era; she worked in nightclubs, modeled, dated mobsters
and movie stars, and was a brave single parent to young
Scott Simon. Spending their last days together in a hospital
ICU, mother and son reflect on their lifetime's worth of
memories, recounting stories laced with humor and
UNFORGETTABLE is not only one man's rich and moving tribute
to his mother's colorful life and graceful death, it is also
a powerful portrayal of the universal bond between mother
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