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Who Killed Mom - A Delinquent Son's Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles

Steve Burgess

Chosen as a Globe 100 Best Book of the year in 2011! One of Canada's funniest writers tackles his mother's life and death in a profound, entertaining story. Memoir, biography, and outrageous comedy make for a perfect blend in the debut book from acclaimed writer Steve Burgess. Telling the tale of his mother’s life and death, and along the way laying bare his own struggles, Burgess delivers a moving meditation on life and family. The author’s mother, Joan, barely survived her thirteenth birthday: a rare disorder had made it almost impossible for her to swallow food. Her battle to survive this illness was the first in a lifelong struggle with the demons of her upbringing. As she raised her five children, of whom the author is the youngest, Joan revealed herself to be a strong and remarkably complex woman. This is the story of her family: Joan herself, her husband-a charming United Church minister-and

Chosen as a Globe 100 Best Book of the year in 2011! One of Canada's funniest writers tackles his mother's life and death in a profound, entertaining story. Memoir, biography, and outrageous comedy make for a perfect blend in the debut book from acclaimed writer Steve Burgess. Telling the tale of his mother’s life and death, and along the way laying bare his own struggles, Burgess delivers a moving meditation on life and family. The author’s mother, Joan, barely survived her thirteenth birthday: a rare disorder had made it almost impossible for her to swallow food. Her battle to survive this illness was the first in a lifelong struggle with the demons of her upbringing. As she raised her five children, of whom the author is the youngest, Joan revealed herself to be a strong and remarkably complex woman. This is the story of her family: Joan herself, her husband-a charming United Church minister-and
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Chosen as a Globe 100 Best Book of the year in 2011! One of Canada's funniest writers tackles his mother's life and death in a profound, entertaining story. Memoir, biography, and outrageous comedy make for a perfect blend in the debut book from acclaimed writer Steve Burgess. Telling the tale of his mother’s life and death, and along the way laying bare his own struggles, Burgess delivers a moving meditation on life and family. The author’s mother, Joan, barely survived her thirteenth birthday: a rare disorder had made it almost impossible for her to swallow food. Her battle to survive this illness was the first in a lifelong struggle with the demons of her upbringing. As she raised her five children, of whom the author is the youngest, Joan revealed herself to be a strong and remarkably complex woman. This is the story of her family: Joan herself, her husband-a charming United Church minister-and

Language:

English

Length:

8h 8m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:25


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:36


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:24


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

19:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

25:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

26:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:18