Tell Me More

Tell Me More

Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say

Book - 2018
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"With [writer] Kelly's signature candor and good will, each chapter [in this memoir] draws from her sometimes ridiculous, sometimes profound struggles with parenting and marriage, career and friendship, illness, aging, and mortality. Each chapter is animated by ... stories from Kelly's own life and is focused on one of seven sentences"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780399588372
Characteristics: x, 226 pages ; 20 cm
Call Number: B CORRIGAN, K


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This book explores deepening relationships, including the author's relationship with her best friend, and how asking slightly different and better questions can bring about more meaningful connections.

AnnabelleLee27 Mar 15, 2019

Conversational, sometimes frustrating and often touching. It seems best suited for people in the traditional role/time of child-rearing.

Essay collection; psychology.
Releasing January 9!

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CarleeMcDot Mar 22, 2019

I had seen a runner I follow post this book on her Instagram account and mention she really liked it so I grabbed it from the library. This is a collection of essays the author put together that focus on a phrase or word that we use (or should use) in our relationships. Let me be up front about this one, this one touches on a lot of serious matters. Kelly had recently been through two large losses in her life, so many of the chapters mention (or focus on) the death of her father and best friend. Despite the sometimes sad and somber emotion, Kelly tends to bring light and life to the book. At times it's funny and raw and refreshing. The author seems very down-to-earth and communicates in a way that makes her seem like your best friend. I wasn't sure what I was envisioning when I grabbed this one, but I feel as though it surpassed my expectations. It was more thought-provoking than I was anticipating and I walked away thinking about how I need to add some of the phrases into my life more often (like "I was wrong" or "Tell me more" or just plain "No"). This was another one I flew through in an afternoon and would definitely recommend you do the same. I would give it an 8 out of 10.

AnnabelleLee27 Mar 15, 2019

Conversational, sometimes frustrating and often touching. It seems best suited for people in the traditional role/time of child-rearing.

Jan 09, 2019

Valuable insight, just not enough to be book length. Especially when the whiny entitled manic pixie voice goes too long and you just want to strangle her. A gifted writer about running off to Australia to be an Au Pair, but now, after some success nobody wants to keep reading about the author's kids and families and body issues, and hah hah hah, so adorable, so self-effacing, so flat and tedious it all falls.

Would have made an amazing article for The Atlantic, though.

I can’t remember why I placed a hold on Tell Me More, but I’m happy that I did. On the dust jacket it cites the Huffington Post, who call her “the poet laureate of the ordinary.” This book evoked all sorts of responses from me; I laughed, I cried, I sent photos of passages to friends. It was the recounting of experiences in life that provide suggestions about how to handle heartbreaks and joys that a reader might encounter in their own life. I plan to re-visit it. (Submitted by J.Wilson)

CatherineG_1 Apr 23, 2018

Kelly Corrigan lost two people in her life, her dad and her best friend. Through 12 essays, she picks themes we can all identify - say I love you, I know, I don't know and I was wrong to name a few. Two subjects I am always dealing with all the time - no words at all and no. I am finding that I should listen more and you learn more. Saying no - this is one that many of us, people pleasers are guilty of - doing something we do not want to do and complaining about later. Refreshingly honest about being a mom, daughter, wife and best friend, I enjoyed this book.

Apr 06, 2018

A beautifully human account of losing a father but also about grief, friendship and the power of listening. Her voice is relatable and familiar. I loved seeing myself reflected in this book, and feeling like I am not the only one with these struggles.


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