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  • How to Forget

  • A Daughter's Memoir
  • By: Kate Mulgrew
  • Narrated by: Kate Mulgrew
  • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 176
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 169
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

They say you can’t go home again. But when her father is diagnosed with aggressive lung cancer and her mother with atypical Alzheimer’s, New York-based actress Kate Mulgrew returns to her hometown in Iowa to spend time with her parents and care for them in the time they have left. The months Kate spends with her parents in Dubuque - by turns turbulent, tragic, and joyful - lead her to reflect on each of their lives and how they shaped her own. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Dr. Kate Mulgrew articulates end-of-life relationships fluently

  • By Dr. Chris P. Hafner on 05-27-19

Riveting, heart breaking, and loving.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-18-19

I have always loved Kate Mulgrew. I think she is one hell of a person, woman, actress, and now writer. This memoir was read beautifully by her and she could not have done a better job. You could hear the emotion in her voice as she unfolded the story of the happiness, heartbreak, sibling rivalry, and a family coming together after such tragic loss. I am not a huge memoir reader/listener because the writer has never been able to keep me interested. Yet, this is the best memoir I had the privilege to listen to. I know of Kate Mulgrew best as Captain Katheryn Janeway, Star Trek Voyager. I will be bringing a copy to the Star Trek cruise so she can sign it in person. Oh what I would give to sit down with her over a drink. This book helps her fans understand who she is underneath her roles as an actress. If you want a story that makes you think about your own family, then this is for you.