Letters to My Daughters by Mary Matalin audiobook

Letters to My Daughters

By Mary Matalin
Read by Mary Matalin

Simon & Schuster Audio
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In Letters to My Daughters, famed political consultant and TV personality Mary Matalin shares the moral, ethical, and occasionally comic life lessons gleaned from her mother's experiences and her own. These letters range from the spiritual to the practical, from giving life to accepting death, from civic to personal responsibility, from looking and feeling good to dealing with those pesky boys, and more. Here's a sampling of the mother wisdom within: • "When I tell you I understand what you're going through, it's not just because I remember what it felt like to be a teenage girl whose body is being hijacked by hormones against her will. It's because I'm a fifty-something whose body is being hijacked by hormones against her will at this very moment. And if you don't believe me, just ask your father." • "Ma had a complex philosophy of sex, which I heard almost every day from age ten. 'Boys would screw a snake if it would lay still long enough.' Let's flash forward forty years and allow your mother to give you a twenty-first-century take on boys and S-E-X: 'Boys would screw a snake if it would lay still long enough.'...And men think that's a compliment." Filled with a belief in the values that keep families strong, and her trademark sense of humor, Matalin's letters are the perfect companion for any mother looking for a fellow traveler on the road to raising good daughters.

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Summary

Summary

In Letters to My Daughters, famed political consultant and TV personality Mary Matalin shares the moral, ethical, and occasionally comic life lessons gleaned from her mother's experiences and her own. These letters range from the spiritual to the practical, from giving life to accepting death, from civic to personal responsibility, from looking and feeling good to dealing with those pesky boys, and more.

Here's a sampling of the mother wisdom within:

• "When I tell you I understand what you're going through, it's not just because I remember what it felt like to be a teenage girl whose body is being hijacked by hormones against her will. It's because I'm a fifty-something whose body is being hijacked by hormones against her will at this very moment. And if you don't believe me, just ask your father."

• "Ma had a complex philosophy of sex, which I heard almost every day from age ten. 'Boys would screw a snake if it would lay still long enough.' Let's flash forward forty years and allow your mother to give you a twenty-first-century take on boys and S-E-X: 'Boys would screw a snake if it would lay still long enough.'...And men think that's a compliment."

Filled with a belief in the values that keep families strong, and her trademark sense of humor, Matalin's letters are the perfect companion for any mother looking for a fellow traveler on the road to raising good daughters.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Matalin’s engaging, sensible tone will appeal to many moms and daughters.”  Publishers Weekly
“Matalin is at her best when translating family or political lessons in her own terms including her mother’s quiet faith, her brother Stevie’s gallant response to his bicycle accident and the climate of loyalty in Bush’s White House. Her love for her daughters is wonderfully ferocious and funny—full of mom sound bites. After promising not to spy or pry she warns: ‘But from a distance, I’ll be keeping track of you like a rat on a cheeto.’”  Amazon.com, editorial review
“Infused with Matalin’s passion and inimitable personality…She is amusing in her portrayal of herself and her husband as high-powered political consultants with widely opposing views but a spirited dedication to parenting. This book should have wide appeal among both parents and political junkies.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Mary Matalin

Author Bio: Mary Matalin

Mary Matalin served as assistant to President George W. Bush and counselor to Vice President Dick Cheney. She hosted CNNs Crossfire, was founding cohost of Equal Time, and recently starred in Steven Soderbergh and George Clooneys K Street. She also coauthored the bestselling Alls Fair: Love, War, and Running for President, with her Democrat husband, James Carville. She and Carville reside in Virginia with their daughters, Matalin Matty Carville and Emerson Normand Carville, as well as three dogs, four cats, two hamsters, and two turtles.

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Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 4.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English