Digging Up Mother
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Digging Up Mother


  • Author : Doug Stanhope
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306824401


Digging Up Mother Book Description :

Doug Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie. It was the cartoons in her Hustler magazine issues that molded the beginnings of his comedic journey, long before he was old enough to know what to do with the actual pornography. It was Bonnie who recited Monty Python sketches with him, who introduced him to Richard Pryor at nine years old, and who rescued him from a psychologist when he brought that brand of humor to school. And it was Bonnie who took him along to all of her AA meetings, where Doug undoubtedly found inspiration for his own storytelling. Bonnie's own path from bartending to truck driving, massage therapy, elder abuse, stand-up comedy, and acting never stopped her from being Doug's genuine number one fan. So when her alcoholic, hoarding life finally came to an end many weird adventures later in rural Arizona, it was inevitable that Doug and Bonnie would be together for one last excursion. Digging Up Mother follows Doug's absurd, chaotic, and often obscene life as it intersects with that of his best friend, biggest fan, and love of his life-his mother. And it all starts with her death-one of the most memorable and amazing farewells you will ever read.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
Score: 3.5
From 3,814 Ratings

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time


  • Author : Mark Haddon
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371560


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time Book Description :

Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

The Red Mother  1

The Red Mother 1


  • Author : Jeremy Haun
  • Publisher : Boom! Studios
  • Release Date : 2019-12-25
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781646680795


The Red Mother 1 Book Description :

Jeremy Haun returns to his The Beauty roots as he teams with Danny Luckert, hot off Regression, for a new psychological horror series. After losing her eye and the man she loves in a brutal mugging, Daisy McDonough is left trying to put the pieces of her life back together. Just when she begins to think she can heal— move on, she begins to see strange things through her new prosthetic eye. And The Red Mother sees her in return. Continuing BOOM! Studios’ string of successes, The Red Mother follows Faithless, Once & Future, and Something is Killing the Children for a new original series that examines the dangers that hide in plain sight – and the consequences of digging beneath the surface to find the truth underneath.

Mother  Mother

Mother Mother


  • Author : Koren Zailckas
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385347259


Mother Mother Book Description :

The disturbing fate of a runaway older sister is gradually revealed in a tale told from the perspectives of the Hurst family, including a teen girl whose drug use has landed her in a mental ward, an autistic youth, an alcoholic father, and an insidiouslymanipulative mother.

The Mother in Law
Score: 4
From 33 Ratings

The Mother in Law


  • Author : Sally Hepworth
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250120946


The Mother in Law Book Description :

• "Deliciously entertaining!" —People Magazine's "People Pick" • Entertainment Weekly's "MUST List" • O Magazine’s "15 Best Beach Books of the Year So Far" • Bustle "Best Book of April" • Refinery29 "Best Book of April" • Cosmopolitan "Best Book of April" • Woman's Day's "27 Fiction Books of 2019 to Add to Your Reading List ASAP" • BookBub's "Biggest Books of April" • PopSugar's "30 Must-Read Books of 2019" A twisty, compelling new novel about one woman's complicated relationship with her mother-in-law that ends in death... From the moment Lucy met her husband’s mother, she knew she wasn’t the wife Diana had envisioned for her perfect son. Exquisitely polite, friendly, and always generous, Diana nonetheless kept Lucy at arm’s length despite her desperate attempts to win her over. And as a pillar in the community, an advocate for female refugees, and a woman happily married for decades, no one had a bad word to say about Diana...except Lucy. That was five years ago. Now, Diana is dead, a suicide note found near her body claiming that she longer wanted to live because of the cancer wreaking havoc inside her body. But the autopsy finds no cancer. It does find traces of poison, and evidence of suffocation. Who could possibly want Diana dead? Why was her will changed at the eleventh hour to disinherit both of her children, and their spouses? And what does it mean that Lucy isn’t exactly sad she’s gone? Fractured relationships and deep family secrets grow more compelling with every page in this twisty, captivating new novel from Sally Hepworth. Praise for Sally Hepworth: “With jaw-dropping discoveries, and realistic consequences, this novel is not to be missed. Perfect for lovers of Big Little Lies.” —Library Journal, starred review "Hepworth deftly keeps the reader turning pages and looking for clues, all the while building multilayered characters and carefully doling out bits of their motivations." —Booklist

The Glass Castle
Score: 4.5
From 151 Ratings

The Glass Castle


  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-01-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416544661


The Glass Castle Book Description :

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Mystery Mother  Replica  8

Mystery Mother Replica 8


  • Author : Marilyn Kaye
  • Publisher : Skylark
  • Release Date : 2013-09-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804149877


Mystery Mother Replica 8 Book Description :

Amy knows Nancy isn't her birth mother, but she has raised Amy as her own daughter. Then a woman shows up claiming to be Amy's biological mother. She's got her own explanations about Amy's special abilities and wants Amy back. With doubts about her identity, Amy begins to dig deeper into her origins. But the truth could destroy the only family she's ever known.

Have Mother  Will Travel
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Have Mother Will Travel


  • Author : Claire Fontaine
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-07-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062109637


Have Mother Will Travel Book Description :

Glamour magazine called Come Back, the first nonfiction collaboration by Claire and Mia Fontaine, the “best mother-daughter memoir,” while the New York Times Book Review praised it as, “a testament to the power of the love.” The Fontaines are back with Have Mother, Will Travel, a beautiful, thoughtful, insightful, inspiring book that brilliantly captures the changing relationship between a mother and her adult daughter. Seen within the context of an unforgettable round-the-world adventure, the emotional milestones reached and the new understandings and appreciations achieved will warm the heart and nourish the soul—an extraordinary journey that should not be missed by armchair travelers and by mothers and daughters everywhere.

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Score: 3.5
From 68 Ratings

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit


  • Author : Jeanette Winterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409088561


Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Book Description :

This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. With a new introduction by the author 'Witty, bizarre, extraordinary and exhilarating' The Times 'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides' Vanity Fair 'Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language... In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming' Evening Standard 'A novel that deserves revisiting' Observer 'A wonderful rites-of-passage novel' Mariella Frostrup

This Is Not Fame

This Is Not Fame


  • Author : Doug Stanhope
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2017-12-05
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306825750


This Is Not Fame Book Description :

An unfiltered, unapologetic, hilarious, and sometimes obscene assemblage of tales from the down-and-dirty traveling comedy circuit Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, menacing third-world police, psychotic breaks, sex offenders, and some understandable suicides. You know, just for levity. While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants. Not to say he hasn't rubbed elbows with fame. He's crashed its party, snorted its coke, and jumped into its pool naked, literally and often repeatedly--all while artfully dodging fame himself. Doug spares no legally permissible detail, and his stories couldn't be told any other way. They're weird, uncomfortable, gross, disturbing, and fucking funny. This Is Not Fame is by no means a story of overcoming a life of excess, immorality, and reckless buffoonery. It's an outright celebration of it. For Stanhope, the party goes on.