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Unforgettable - A Mother and Son's Final Days and the Lessons That Last a Lifetime-logo

Unforgettable - A Mother and Son's Final Days and the Lessons That Last a Lifetime

Scott Simon

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"I'm getting a life's lesson about grace from my mother in the ICU. 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 and child. 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 familial love. 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 exemplifying resilience. 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 and child.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:45

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

10:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:51


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

00:49