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Publisher's Summary

In a coming-of-age memoir about a woman who loved being a girl and what made her finally grow up, Kelly Corrigan brilliantly explores the "middle place" between childhood and adulthood and how one woman made the leap to the other side. "The thing you need to know about me," she begins, "is that I am George Corrigan's daughter, his only daughter." Intertwining her own story with that of her larger-than-life, Irish-American father, Corrigan illustrates an unbelievably powerful and healing father-daughter relationship that evolves as they both face a battle with cancer.
Uplifting yet realistic, her story examines what it means when the person who has been your source of strength is in need of some himself. It's that bittersweet "in between" moment when you're a devoted wife and mother, but you'll always be Daddy's girl.
Listen to a free interview with Kelly Corrigan.
©2008 Kelly Corrigan (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"[A]n optimistic celebration of life, love, and family...Highly recommended." ( Library Journal)
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By Pamela on 05-25-10

Slow

Somewhat intertaining

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1 out of 5 stars
By Jill on 03-21-09

Narcissistic, whiny, boring

This was the selection for a book club that I'm in. I went into it with an open mind, but it was only through gritted teeth that I was able to make my way through. The story is a memoir of Kelly Corrigan, a mother of two who is diagnosed with breast cancer at 37. Her father is soon after diagnosed with bladder cancer. This is the story of the one year of her and her father's treatments.

It sounds like it should be good, but it isn't. Corrigan goes on and on about how great her father is until I couldn't stand it. She whines in the story constantly. Everything is always about her. (Examples: she freaks out on her husband because he dares to call his parents for 10 minutes during an overnight trip they take to get away; she freaks out again because he doesn't sufficiently "get excited enough" about a job promotion she gets, etc, etc). It's just painful to listen to this book.

Don't waste your time and money!

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