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

  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Jennifer
    Apr 13, 2018
    Reading Kelly Corrigan's books is like reading your best friend's diary. She writes with warmth, self-deprecation, pathos, and humor. And listening to her read the audio only brings you that much closer to your bestie as she tells you her secrets and her fears. I especially love when s...
  • Melissa
    Jan 21, 2018
    Grief, pain, yelling, happiness, friendship, relationships, marriage - stories about real life, real people and real families, told by an extraordinary writer. ...
  • Jenny Stringham
    Mar 04, 2018
    Loved loved loved this book. Two thumbs way up. She writes real life and sums it up so creatively. I'm so glad I'd read her other books first though, not only to have the foundation of her life, but also because I was able to appreciate more her ah-ha's, the depth of her love and loss,...
  • 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, ...
  • Alissa
    Aug 21, 2017
    This is a book I will return to again - dipping into chapters as I need to be reminded of the lessons Corrigan imparts. I want to give this to everyone on my Christmas list but alas it comes out in January. This collection of beautiful essays about connecting with those you love and go...
  • 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...
  • Julie Bestry
    Apr 18, 2018
    Read Kelly Corrigan's book of essays,Tell Me More. Even if you don't read essays. Even if you only read fiction. Even if you don't read authors you don't know much about. Read it. Honestly, that's all I should have to say. She grabbed me from the first page and by the time I finishe...
  • 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 '...
  • Cori
    Feb 12, 2018
    I just can't get enough of Kelly Corrigan's writing. Every story in this book made me laugh, cry and just think. Love, love, love! ...
  • 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. ...
  • Melissa McGowan
    Jan 31, 2018
    I absolutely loved this book. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sandy
    Jan 24, 2018
    When I read these types of books, I start to believe that anyone who has a story has the potential for writing a book. Somehow their story has to connect to the masses for it to sell, but nevertheless they have potential. They don?t have to tell us its going to be okay or end on a ha...
  • 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...
  • Leigh
    Mar 21, 2018
    KC has come to be one of my favorite authors. I feel a kindred spirit in her writing and this book lived up to my expectations. I especially liked the part about her Grandma and the regrets she has. I?m sure that was uncomfortable to write but Kelly, if you?re reading this - please...
  • 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...
  • Stefanie Onieal
    Mar 12, 2018
    Absolutely loved this book. Her candor and honesty reminded me of another favorite, Nina Riggs. I connected with so much and it felt good to read a book that almost celebrates our flaws. ...
  • Michelle
    Apr 14, 2018
    This book was real. It was funny, relatable, insightful, inspiring, challenging and sob worthy. I highly recommend it. ...
  • Michelle
    Mar 03, 2018
    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh. ...
  • Jennifer
    Feb 18, 2018
    I love Kelly's writing and this latest title did not disappoint. Full of heart, humility, and lessons learned, Tell Me More inspires. ...
  • 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!!! ...
  • Allison Pickett
    Mar 18, 2018
    Kelly Corrigan is now an author whose books I will always read. She was completely open about her life, including ugly parts that I would hide. I love to read a book with no filters (this includes no language filters for my more conservative friends!). Kelly tells about the 12 hardest ...
  • Lucille_3
    Jan 15, 2018
    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...