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Who Killed Mom?: A Delinquent Son's Meditation on Family, Mortality, and Very Tacky Candles Paperback – Mar 21 2011


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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Greystone Books (March 21 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1553658337
  • ISBN-13: 978-1553658337
  • Product Dimensions: 1.6 x 13.9 x 21.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #178,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dale on April 21 2011
Format: Paperback
From the first time I read an article written by Steve Burgess back in 1994, I was hooked. I remember feeling certain that we were embarking on the discovery of Canada's answer to Dave Barry. So when I heard he was releasing a book, my first reaction included expectations that may have been borderline unfair. After all, it is his first. But as lofty as they were, apparently those unfair expectations may not have actually been high enough!

Going beyond his usual razor wit and inimitable observations, Who Killed Mom also has a level of depth and humility that is refreshing in today's 'me-first' culture. Funny and tearful, heartbreaking and uplifting, crushing and hopeful, this is much more than a simple narrative of a loving mother and the effect she had on the family she raised and loved. It also delves into the question of what makes us who we are, the heartbreak of the ultimate goodbye and how the bitter-sweet pain of the circle of life can provide an ironic sense of strength and inspiration to carry on. A beautiful, compelling, hilarious biography/memoir, it is a must read for anyone who has ever had the experience of being part of a family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TJ on Jan. 2 2014
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I've given this as a gift.
This amusing memoir reads quickly and made me laugh out loud. it' san entertaining glimpse into someone's family life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Zee on Sept. 23 2012
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This book touched me in so many ways - being of the same vintage as the author, and from the prairies, I could relate well to many of his stories and how we were. Mom was the unsung hero, sorely missed when gone. The book took me from outright laughter to near-tears. The author's wit is sharp and full of surprises; his reflections and musings are insightful and wise. Thank you Steve Burgess!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Book Club Diva on April 22 2012
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Through this wonderfully engaging story we meet Joan Burgess, whose life journey reflected the times through which she lived. A heartfelt, funny portrait of this minister's wife, homemaker, mother, teacher, and family and community lynchpin. More than just a good read, the characters in this memoir stay with you. A must read for any book club. Don't be fooled by the name: this would make a great Mother's Day gift!
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