Theres a Thelma Knobel in everyones life. Shes the person taking charge the one who knows instinctively how things should be. Today, Thelma would be described as an alpha personality. But while growing up, her daughter, Peggy, saw her as a dictator albeit a benevolent, loving one. They clashed from the beginning Peggy, the horse-crazy tomboy, and Thelma, a genteel controllin...
|Title||:||About My Mother... True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother|
|Number of Pages||:||171 pages|
About My Mother... True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother Reviews
Growing up as a tomboy near Baltimore with a very neat and proper (except with regard to Orioles baseball) mother has got to lead to a lot of kooky stories. And it does! From wearing leather fringe jackets and cowboy boots to church to being the catalyst for Mom throwing the opening pitch at an Orioles game, Peggy Rowe tells the stories with a cheerful and flowing style.
Maybe Mike Rowe's mother isn't the next Irma Bombeck, but I'm glad I bought the book.
I've been following Mike Rowe for ages on Facebook and have always enjoyed the letters and emails he reads from his mother... so of course I had to order this book when I had the chance. It's just as charming, funny and touching as her notes to Mike have always been and I'm really hoping she decides to pull together another book, soon!
I chewed through this book; the stories were very entertaining. Originally purchased because of the plugs from MIke Rowe thinking he is someone whose views i respect and I am happy to help out he and his family because of what i know he stands for. Turns out I am glad that I made the purchase and it offered up enjoyment worth the price. Would happily recommend this book to someone looking for a light and enjoyable book.
A great read!
A beautifully written, humorous look at our personal histories and how we grow from our experiences. Thanks for a great read!
Peggy Rowe’s long-awaited book is everything I hoped it would be, and more. She is a wonderful storyteller, and these stories about her family, focusing primarily on her relationship with her firecracker mom Thelma, are endearing, funny, and relatable. Every woman who grew up with her mom in her life understands that we have our ups and downs with each other, and Peggy and Thelma’s relationship is no different. Where Thelma ran a tight ship where laundry was washed every Monday, Peggy sought mor ...more
This is hands down the funniest book I've read. I bought it for my mom for Christmas and read it before her. I had to stifle my laughter so she would not ask me what was so funny! I'd recommend this memoir to anyone. Reading this you realize who Mike can thank for his sense of wit.
This came in the mail this afternoon and I've already finished it. I thoroughly enjoyed the warm and laugh out loud stories of a tight knit family, much like my own. Give this a read, I bet you'll love it.
Endearing and funny. A sweet read.