A Son, A Mother, and the Lessons of A Lifetime

Audiobook CD - 2015
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When NPR Weekend Edition hosts Scott Simon began tweeting from his mother's hospital room in July 2013, he didn't know that his missives would soon spread well beyond his 1.2 million followers. Squeezing the magnitude of his final days with her into 140-character updates, Simon's evocative and moving meditations spread virally. He chronicled her death and reflected on her life, revealing her humor and strength, and celebrating the love of family.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Macmillan Audio,, [2015]
Edition: Unabridged
Description: 5 audio discs (6 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Copyright Date: ℗2015
ISBN: 9781427261281
Branch Call Number: SWCD 070.92 Sim


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May 29, 2015

This memoir by NPR's Scott Simon recounts his last days with his mother in a Chicago hospital's ICU unit. Patricia Lyons Simon Newman Gelman raised Scott during the 1960s as a single mother who worked many jobs to provide. Although working in nightclubs, high-end retail stores, and modeling sounds glamorous, the work definitely was not. This book shares Pat's and Scott's life together in stories, songs, jokes, and other memories of a life well lived. The author tweeted many messages about his mother's final days in July 2013 and suddenly found himself with over a million followers.

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