I Love You, Mom! : A Celebration of Our Mothers and Their Gifts to Us
In I Love You, Mom!, Kelly Ripa and such luminaries as Sally Jesse Raphael, Diane Sawyer, Donna Hanover, Christine Todd Whitman, and Carole Black, each share a personal story about the most important person in their life--their mother. Stories are told of countless acts of kindness, humorous tales of bad hair cuts, ugly prom gowns, dates gone wrong, to serious stories of strength in dealing with illness, divorce, and death. In addition, there are inspirational stories of triumph over adversity, and success after failure. These touching words of thanks and admiration come from all walks of life and remind us how mothers transform our lives, long after we've stopped being children, and even as we raise our own children. With blank pages for the reader to contribute their own loving story, I Love You, Mom! is a Mother's Day gift every mom will cherish.
- Hardback | 208 pages
- 137.16 x 208.28 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
- 08 Apr 2003
- Hyperion Books
- New York, NY, United States
"To begin to express gratitude for a person who is literally responsible for my life seems a daunting task on paper. You made sacrifices without my ever knowing it, you listened for hours on end, loved me unconditionally, and have supported all of my endeavors--and did it with grace, dignity, and beauty. You taught me what it was to be a woman, and since the moment that I was born, you are the person that I looked up to. Where do I begin to thank you and explain to you how appreciative I am?"
About Kelly Ripa
Kelly Ripa, formerly of All My Children, is cohost of Live! with Kelly and Michael. A mother herself, Kelly thanks her own mom for always being her best friend. Kelly lives in New York with her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, and their children. Mothers Against Drunk Driving is her charity of choice, and she has donated a portion of the proceeds from this book to MADD. Diane Clehane is a journalist and author who has reported on the lives of some of the world's most intriguing people for magazines, in books, and on television. She is a contributing editor at TV Guide. Her work appears regularly in many national publications, including People and Variety. She is the author of Diana: The Secrets of Her Style (GT Publishing).