Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan

Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan - 240 pages

Glitter and Glue is the third in a series of memoirs by Kelly Corrigan.  In this one, she explores her relationship with her mother through the lens of a short-term nanny job she took in Australia.  As a twenty-something, Kelly and her best friend Tracy decide to see the world.  A month after leaving the United States, they are nearly out of money with eleven months of their trip left and Kelly becomes a nanny to a widower's children.  As Kelly guides the Martin and Milly through life, she begins to realize she is more like her mother than she ever dreamed possible.  With this awareness, Kelly learns to respect the mother she never understood growing up.

I found the memoir fast-paced and highly entertaining.  While the underlying message of the book is constant, Corrigan adds humor to many situations.  She also explores issues common to twenty-somethings, such as the need for independence, desire to explore the world, and life in love .

Glitter and Glue releases today.

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