Written as a letter to her children, Kelly Corrigan's Lift is a tender, intimate, and robust portrait of risk and love; a touchstone for anyone who wants to live more fully. In Lift, Corrigan weaves together three true and unforgettable stories of adults willing to experience emotional hazards in exchange for the gratifications of raising children.
Lift takes its name from hang gliding, a pursuit that requires flying directly into rough air, because turbulence saves a glider from sinking out. For Corrigan, this wisdom becomes a metaphor for all of life's most meaningful endeavors, particularly the great flight that is parenting.
Corrigan serves it up straight: how mundanely and fiercely her children have been loved, how close most lives occasionally come to disaster, and how often we fall short as mothers and fathers. Lift is for everyone who has been caught off guard by the pace and vulnerability of raising children, to remind us that our work is important and our time limited.
Like Anne Morrow Lindbergh's Gift from the Sea, Lift is a meditation on the complexities of a woman's life, and like Corrigan's memoir The Middle Place, Lift is boisterous and generous, a book readers and listeners cant wait to share.
©2010 Kelly Corrigan (P)2010 Random House
This is a book I always have on my iphone. Great to share with others on a long car ride or 2 hour flight...I love the stories she tells. Not sure it would mean as much if I had not read her first book prior, which I highly recommend..another great story.
This story is so real...she can tell it like it is! It makes you laugh, and cry!
Yes...love all of them!
If you are a mom...take the time to read...and reflect on your own kids!
This was terrible! I read "The Middle Place," Kelly Corrigan's first book and loved it. I was sadly disappointed with this read...and it was only an hour and a half long??? The author basically discusses her daughter's viral meningitis and her best friend's experience with artificial insemination...and that's about it! The book finished, and I swore I had only gotten through one chapter. I was shocked to learn it had ended. Very strange! I would not recommend this.
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