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
Such a lovely collection of sweet, entertaining stories! I genuinely enjoyed them! Mrs. Rowe has a true gift as her writing comes across as though it were done effortlessly. I look forward to reading more by her in the future.
I wish I had a more extensive vocabulary that I could dazzle you with words indicating love and humor. This is my book pick of the year, a non-fiction (which I rarely read) collection of short stories that I adored. Peggy Rowe has a blog on Facebook called About My Mother that is about her life and stories of her children growing up. This book is about Peggy telling us stories about her life as a child and her wonderful loving mother. I never have laughed so often or so hard reading a book. I'm ...more
I have always found Mike Rowe to be interesting and intelligent. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree. These are delightful stories about embracing your children for who they are. Loved it!
Took Peggy's book with me to read on the flight to Cabos San Lucas. I laughed out loud when her father finally realized it was time to get her a horse! I can certainly relate! As my mom can see me going down the same path. She knew it was time to give in when I sat her down and said, It's either boys or a horse. Without missing a beat, mom asked, "What color horse would you like?" She knew I was going to be either boy crazy or horse crazy! So from the age of 13 to 34, horses were my life!
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I didn't want it to end.
So well written and so heart-warming. In a world where there is so much pain and division, this book reminded me that there is comfort in the day to day. Peggy's writing is so lovely. And now I am going to call my mom :).
Hate to give this three stars as Peggy Rowe is really good at spinning funny, interesting stories. However, my problem is with the way the rest of the world views the relationship Peggy had with her mother. They call it cute and heartwarming! Her mother is a "firecracker" with an "alpha personality"! No. She's a full blown narcissist. Peggy's father was an enabler. And anyone who has had a narcissist for a mother is well aware of the deep lifelong emotional wounds it causes which were evident in ...more
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.
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.