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It Hit Me Like Ton Of Bricks Paperback – May 10 2007

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Fsg Adult (May 10 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0865477434
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865477438
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.7 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,647,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It Hit me Like a Ton of Bricks Jan. 28 2007
By Tina - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is the author's first book and it is truly an amazing biography. In fact after reading it I purchased a copy for each of my (grown) daughters! It's an important book in that it depicts the tug and pull between mothers and daughters as they grow in their relationships with each other. It's real; it shows the pain and the worry and the acceptance of their quirks. I especially love their honesty of feelings even when things aren't "pretty".

It's a beautiful story; I hope the author continues to write. Her sensitivity and depth are striking.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Unexpected surprise Dec 20 2007
By T. Schlachter - Published on
Format: Paperback
I didn't know what to expect when I purchased this book... I liked the premise, I enjoy memoirs (especially of the mother/daughter variety) and the author seemed interesting.

I devoured it in about two sittings and highly recommend this book! Ms. Burns writes with such honesty, and her descriptions of emotions many times had me going back and re-reading certain lines thinking "Yes! That's exactly it!"

I'd love to read more from this gifted author... perhaps a follow-up to hear how her mother and daughter are doing these days...?
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The perfect mother's day gift - and then some! June 19 2006
By SemiMental Fool - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I gave this book to my mom for mother's day, and it was even better than expected. Burns is a WONDERFUL writer, with great images and a strong eye for detail, and the autobiography is powerful, heartwrenching and moving. Both Mom and I loved it -- and then we shared it with all 3 of Mom's sisters, who are also mothers, who then shared it with their children (also mothers). Not a bad review in the bunch. One of the best books I've read in a long time -- I've even considered writing directly to the author (like some crazed fan) to tell her to PLEASE write more books!
5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
so honest, so funny, so....well, it hit me like a ton of bricks...... June 11 2006
By Kitteredge Woods - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Catherine Burns is a terrific writer....I root for her in this memoir as I relate to her journey as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, and well, a female person struggling to love, and be loved....and ultimately accept herself as she attempts to win the acceptance of her mother. I never worry about this woman.....her honesty, and humor always keeps her from going under----she is too smart, witty, and observant to lose the game!!! a really fresh voice.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Wow. June 14 2007
By 4ever Broadway - Published on
Format: Paperback
Catherine Lloyd Burns is not only a phenomenal actress, but one of the best authors that I have ever read. This book was insightful, poignant, and honest. It makes you laugh, and then on the next page, you're bawling your eyes out. Her bluntly descriptive writing style sets a highly unusual but very interestingly unique tone to the book, which I, personally, love. She has since become one of my favorite artists in both of her fields, and anyone who has read and liked this should watch Everything Put Together with CLB and Megan Mullally who I also adore and who is friends with CLB via an episode of Ned & Stacey. It Hit Me...Bricks is outlined by Megan on her website which is phenomenal! <3

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