My Mother Next Door by Diane Danvers Simmons audiobook

My Mother Next Door

By Diane Danvers Simmons
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It’s hardly newsworthy when a man walks out on his family. But it’s rather unusual for a mother to walk out, leaving the father to bring up their sixteen-year-old daughter—and downright scandalous for said Irish Catholic mother to move into the house next door to start a new life with a bunch of hot male students at the age of sixty. No one can accuse Diane Danvers Simmons of telling a familiar story. Instead she offers a wickedly witty, candid, irreverent, British coming-of-age story with a fresh take on maternal abandonment. In My Mother Next Door she shares the life lessons learned growing up in the revolutionary 1970s while her narcissistic mother charted her own unfathomable course to independence and freedom. After living in America for decades and becoming a mother herself, Diane journeys back through the madness of her early years, coming to terms with a comical, painful family history, but also celebrating the strength and humor it has given her to face the absurdity of life. In trying to understand what drove her mother to become the woman next door, Diane discovers new respect, love, and even forgiveness: the root of our humanity.

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Summary

Summary

It’s hardly newsworthy when a man walks out on his family. But it’s rather unusual for a mother to walk out, leaving the father to bring up their sixteen-year-old daughter—and downright scandalous for said Irish Catholic mother to move into the house next door to start a new life with a bunch of hot male students at the age of sixty.

No one can accuse Diane Danvers Simmons of telling a familiar story. Instead she offers a wickedly witty, candid, irreverent, British coming-of-age story with a fresh take on maternal abandonment. In My Mother Next Door she shares the life lessons learned growing up in the revolutionary 1970s while her narcissistic mother charted her own unfathomable course to independence and freedom.

After living in America for decades and becoming a mother herself, Diane journeys back through the madness of her early years, coming to terms with a comical, painful family history, but also celebrating the strength and humor it has given her to face the absurdity of life. In trying to understand what drove her mother to become the woman next door, Diane discovers new respect, love, and even forgiveness: the root of our humanity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Diane’s experiences and relationship with her mother touched all of my emotions, from love and happiness, to hate and sorrow.” Shelley Zalis, Forbes columnist, co-founder of #SeeHer, and founder & CEO of The Female Quotient
“Diane has captured the delightful soul of her younger self…A must-read!” Ashleigh Banfield, anchor of Banfield on NewsNation
“This is a unique and compelling story of mother loss, grief, and healing…Read this book and soak in the gift of personal growth that forgiveness brings.” Judith Ruskay Rabinor, PhD, clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and author of The Girl in the Red Boots

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Author Bio: Diane Danvers Simmons

Author Bio: Diane Danvers Simmons

Diane Danvers Simmons is a born-and-raised Brit who moved to America in her late twenties for business and success. After an accomplished career as a senior VP at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising and then Omnicom Media in London, New York, and LA, she became a mother. Drawing from her advertising and marketing skills, Chopra center teachings, and life experiences, Diane transitioned her skills into female empowerment activism through speaking engagements, workshops, writing (published online articles), film, and mentorship in the USA and Globally. She also hosts a new podcast series with her millennial daughter called Mothers and Daughters Unfiltered ( the title says it all), at www.mothersanddaughtersunfiltered.com.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English