Glitter and Glue Corrigan's cockeyed optimist of a father, the main subject of her 2008 memoir, The Middle Place , is her family's sparkly show pony. But her… Glitter and Glue Corrigan's cockeyed optimist of a father, the main subject of her 2008 memoir, The Middle Place , is her family's sparkly show pony. But her… 2014-02-04 Memoir Ballantine Books
Book Review

Glitter And Glue (2014)

GLITTER AND GLUE Kelly Corrigan
GLITTER AND GLUE Kelly Corrigan
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Feb 04, 2014; Writer: Kelly Corrigan; Genre: Memoir; Publisher: Ballantine Books

Corrigan's cockeyed optimist of a father, the main subject of her 2008 memoir, The Middle Place, is her family's sparkly show pony. But her no-nonsense mother, Mary, is its sturdy workhorse. Mary gets her own tribute in Glitter, in which Corrigan recalls a trip to Australia in her 20s and the nannying job she took when her money ran out, caring for kids who had just lost their mom. There Corrigan gained a new appreciation of Mary — and while her insights aren't earth-shattering, they're compelling. B+

Originally posted Feb 05, 2014 Published in issue #1298 Feb 14, 2014 Order article reprints
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