Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say

Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say

In "I Don't Know," Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty, whether it's over expected invitations that never come or a friend's agonizing infertility. In "No," she admires her mother's ability to set boundaries, her liberating willingness to be unpopular. In "Tell Me More," she learns something important about listening from a facialist named Tish. And in "I Was In "I Don't Know," Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty, whether it's over expected invitations that never com...

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Title:Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say
Author:Kelly Corrigan
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say Reviews

  • Tamara
    May 23, 2018
    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...
  • Carol
    Jun 27, 2018
    I have added a new author (new to me) to my trusted list of those I can count on when I am spiraling out of control and my blood pressure is rising. Her voice is loud and clear while gently guiding. Kelly Corrigan, along with Anna Quindlen and Anne Lamott, will center me and lead me to...
  • Michelle
    Nov 29, 2017
    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...
  • Cheri
    Jul 23, 2018
    ? Hold me now It's hard for me to say I'm sorry I just want you to know Hold me now I really want to tell you I'm sorry I could never let you go ?After all that we've been through I will make it up to you I promise to And after all that's been said and done You're just ...
  • Elise Cripe
    Aug 23, 2018
    could not have loved this more ...
  • Lisa
    Jan 20, 2018
    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...
  • Kristen
    Apr 17, 2018
    It's like...I want Kelly Corrigan to write about everything I fail at. Her grace, humor, and clarity is so refreshing. I laughed out loud and cried at many points--often in the same essays. I love that the title includes "learning" because this book very much represents Corrigan's prog...
  • JanB
    Jan 13, 2018
    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...
  • Elyse
    Aug 27, 2018
    Kelly.... I cried. I laughed. I met you years ago - you wouldn?t remember- but I do. While listening to you read your book- I felt drained of speech -( what else is there to say)..... other than you filled my heart profoundly with laughter, sadness, and love. At times I hated...
  • Chris
    Apr 07, 2018
    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...
  • Trish
    Feb 09, 2018
    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...
  • Karen
    Mar 08, 2018
    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...
  • Kathryn
    Jul 05, 2018
    It's hard to comment on a book that so many others love and I didn't. Maybe because it's summer, maybe because I am old enough to be her mother, maybe cause I wanted to jump in the book and say STOP! I don't know, but this book just didn't do it for me. I did find myself laughing in pl...
  • Riva Sciuto
    Jan 13, 2018
    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...
  • Mary
    Feb 19, 2018
    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...
  • Elizabeth A
    Sep 05, 2018
    3.5 stars. I listened to the audibook which was narrated by the author. This is the third time I've dived into Kelly Corrigan's world, and while I've liked some of her books better than others, I am always impressed with her open, honest, and vulnerable voice. This memoir is ...
  • Esil
    Jan 27, 2018
    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...
  • Megan
    Jun 26, 2018
    After reading both The Middle Place and Glitter and Glue, years ago, in which Kelly writes about family life and personal experiences, I couldn?t help but think of this book as like catching up with an old friend !! Her writing, as always, is phenomenal !! My favorite story was the...
  • Sue Fernandez
    Oct 01, 2017
    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...
  • Cindy
    Feb 09, 2018
    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...
  • Roger Royer
    Nov 30, 2017
    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...
  • Leigh Kramer
    Jan 07, 2018
    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...
  • Kate
    May 01, 2018
    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...
  • Roxanne Meek
    May 20, 2018
    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...
  • Michelle
    Mar 03, 2018
    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh. ...
  • Carol (Reading Ladies)
    Aug 06, 2018
    Engaging, humorous, thoughtful.......Fans of ?The Middle Place? will enjoy this new engaging, thoughtful personal essay collection that explores the power of words to make a difference in our lives. As a parent, sibling, spouse, daughter, seeker, survivor, and best friend, Kelly Co...
  • Victoria
    Jul 01, 2018
    Reality always comes dressed in a point of view, try as we might to lay it bare. From the Author?s Note This was my introduction to Kelly Corrigan, a writer deemed as the ?poet laureate of the ordinary? and I can attest to not only her extraordinary writing, but also her abili...
  • Andrea
    May 09, 2018
    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...
  • Jen Brodehl
    Feb 06, 2018
    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!! ...
  • Lucille_3
    Jan 15, 2018
    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...