Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say

Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say

In "I Don't Know," Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty, whether it's over expected invitations that never come or a friend's agonizing infertility. In "No," she admires her mother's ability to set boundaries, her liberating willingness to be unpopular. In "Tell Me More," she learns something important about listening from a facialist named Tish. And in "I Was In "I Don't Know," Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty, whether it's over expected invitations that never com...

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Title:Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say
Author:Kelly Corrigan
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I'm Learning to Say Reviews

  • Tamara
    May 23, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

  • Michelle
    Nov 29, 2017

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

  • Lisa
    Jan 20, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

  • Kristen
    Apr 17, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!! ...

    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh. ...

    It's like...I want Kelly Corrigan to write about everything I fail at. Her grace, humor, and clarity is so refreshing. I laughed out loud and cried at many points--often in the same essays. I love that the title includes "learning" because this book very much represents Corrigan's prog...

  • JanB
    Jan 13, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

  • Melissa
    Jan 21, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!! ...

    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh. ...

    It's like...I want Kelly Corrigan to write about everything I fail at. Her grace, humor, and clarity is so refreshing. I laughed out loud and cried at many points--often in the same essays. I love that the title includes "learning" because this book very much represents Corrigan's prog...

    Absolutely loved this book. Her candor and honesty reminded me of another favorite, Nina Riggs. I connected with so much and it felt good to read a book that almost celebrates our flaws. ...

    Kelly Corrigan is now an author whose books I will always read. She was completely open about her life, including ugly parts that I would hide. I love to read a book with no filters (this includes no language filters for my more conservative friends!). Kelly tells about the 12 hardest ...

    Grief, pain, yelling, happiness, friendship, relationships, marriage - stories about real life, real people and real families, told by an extraordinary writer. ...

  • Jenny
    Mar 04, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!! ...

    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh. ...

    It's like...I want Kelly Corrigan to write about everything I fail at. Her grace, humor, and clarity is so refreshing. I laughed out loud and cried at many points--often in the same essays. I love that the title includes "learning" because this book very much represents Corrigan's prog...

    Absolutely loved this book. Her candor and honesty reminded me of another favorite, Nina Riggs. I connected with so much and it felt good to read a book that almost celebrates our flaws. ...

    Kelly Corrigan is now an author whose books I will always read. She was completely open about her life, including ugly parts that I would hide. I love to read a book with no filters (this includes no language filters for my more conservative friends!). Kelly tells about the 12 hardest ...

    Grief, pain, yelling, happiness, friendship, relationships, marriage - stories about real life, real people and real families, told by an extraordinary writer. ...

    This is a book I will return to again - dipping into chapters as I need to be reminded of the lessons Corrigan imparts. I want to give this to everyone on my Christmas list but alas it comes out in January. This collection of beautiful essays about connecting with those you love and go...

    I laughed out loud twice. That earns a 5. Clearly not everyone is going to "get" Kelly Corrigan the way I do as a woman her own age. She makes 50 funny. Her stories about her mother are so funny. I want to be that kind of mother badly. I'm going to practice it. Her stories ab...

    Read Kelly Corrigan's book of essays,Tell Me More. Even if you don't read essays. Even if you only read fiction. Even if you don't read authors you don't know much about. Read it. Honestly, that's all I should have to say. She grabbed me from the first page and by the time I finishe...

    When I read these types of books, I start to believe that anyone who has a story has the potential for writing a book. Somehow their story has to connect to the masses for it to sell, but nevertheless they have potential. They don?t have to tell us its going to be okay or end on a ha...

    Loved loved loved this book. Two thumbs way up. She writes real life and sums it up so creatively. I'm so glad I'd read her other books first though, not only to have the foundation of her life, but also because I was able to appreciate more her ah-ha's, the depth of her love and loss,...

  • Chris
    Apr 07, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

  • Alissa
    Aug 21, 2017

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!! ...

    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh. ...

    It's like...I want Kelly Corrigan to write about everything I fail at. Her grace, humor, and clarity is so refreshing. I laughed out loud and cried at many points--often in the same essays. I love that the title includes "learning" because this book very much represents Corrigan's prog...

    Absolutely loved this book. Her candor and honesty reminded me of another favorite, Nina Riggs. I connected with so much and it felt good to read a book that almost celebrates our flaws. ...

    Kelly Corrigan is now an author whose books I will always read. She was completely open about her life, including ugly parts that I would hide. I love to read a book with no filters (this includes no language filters for my more conservative friends!). Kelly tells about the 12 hardest ...

    Grief, pain, yelling, happiness, friendship, relationships, marriage - stories about real life, real people and real families, told by an extraordinary writer. ...

    This is a book I will return to again - dipping into chapters as I need to be reminded of the lessons Corrigan imparts. I want to give this to everyone on my Christmas list but alas it comes out in January. This collection of beautiful essays about connecting with those you love and go...

  • Trish
    Feb 09, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

  • Karen
    Mar 08, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

  • Julie Bestry
    Apr 18, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!! ...

    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh. ...

    It's like...I want Kelly Corrigan to write about everything I fail at. Her grace, humor, and clarity is so refreshing. I laughed out loud and cried at many points--often in the same essays. I love that the title includes "learning" because this book very much represents Corrigan's prog...

    Absolutely loved this book. Her candor and honesty reminded me of another favorite, Nina Riggs. I connected with so much and it felt good to read a book that almost celebrates our flaws. ...

    Kelly Corrigan is now an author whose books I will always read. She was completely open about her life, including ugly parts that I would hide. I love to read a book with no filters (this includes no language filters for my more conservative friends!). Kelly tells about the 12 hardest ...

    Grief, pain, yelling, happiness, friendship, relationships, marriage - stories about real life, real people and real families, told by an extraordinary writer. ...

    This is a book I will return to again - dipping into chapters as I need to be reminded of the lessons Corrigan imparts. I want to give this to everyone on my Christmas list but alas it comes out in January. This collection of beautiful essays about connecting with those you love and go...

    I laughed out loud twice. That earns a 5. Clearly not everyone is going to "get" Kelly Corrigan the way I do as a woman her own age. She makes 50 funny. Her stories about her mother are so funny. I want to be that kind of mother badly. I'm going to practice it. Her stories ab...

    Read Kelly Corrigan's book of essays,Tell Me More. Even if you don't read essays. Even if you only read fiction. Even if you don't read authors you don't know much about. Read it. Honestly, that's all I should have to say. She grabbed me from the first page and by the time I finishe...

  • Riva Sciuto
    Jan 13, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

  • Mary
    Feb 19, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

  • Esil
    Jan 27, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

  • Sue Fernandez
    Oct 01, 2017

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

  • Sandy
    Jan 24, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!! ...

    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh. ...

    It's like...I want Kelly Corrigan to write about everything I fail at. Her grace, humor, and clarity is so refreshing. I laughed out loud and cried at many points--often in the same essays. I love that the title includes "learning" because this book very much represents Corrigan's prog...

    Absolutely loved this book. Her candor and honesty reminded me of another favorite, Nina Riggs. I connected with so much and it felt good to read a book that almost celebrates our flaws. ...

    Kelly Corrigan is now an author whose books I will always read. She was completely open about her life, including ugly parts that I would hide. I love to read a book with no filters (this includes no language filters for my more conservative friends!). Kelly tells about the 12 hardest ...

    Grief, pain, yelling, happiness, friendship, relationships, marriage - stories about real life, real people and real families, told by an extraordinary writer. ...

    This is a book I will return to again - dipping into chapters as I need to be reminded of the lessons Corrigan imparts. I want to give this to everyone on my Christmas list but alas it comes out in January. This collection of beautiful essays about connecting with those you love and go...

    I laughed out loud twice. That earns a 5. Clearly not everyone is going to "get" Kelly Corrigan the way I do as a woman her own age. She makes 50 funny. Her stories about her mother are so funny. I want to be that kind of mother badly. I'm going to practice it. Her stories ab...

    Read Kelly Corrigan's book of essays,Tell Me More. Even if you don't read essays. Even if you only read fiction. Even if you don't read authors you don't know much about. Read it. Honestly, that's all I should have to say. She grabbed me from the first page and by the time I finishe...

    When I read these types of books, I start to believe that anyone who has a story has the potential for writing a book. Somehow their story has to connect to the masses for it to sell, but nevertheless they have potential. They don?t have to tell us its going to be okay or end on a ha...

  • Cindy
    Feb 09, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

  • Leigh
    Mar 21, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!! ...

    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh. ...

    It's like...I want Kelly Corrigan to write about everything I fail at. Her grace, humor, and clarity is so refreshing. I laughed out loud and cried at many points--often in the same essays. I love that the title includes "learning" because this book very much represents Corrigan's prog...

    Absolutely loved this book. Her candor and honesty reminded me of another favorite, Nina Riggs. I connected with so much and it felt good to read a book that almost celebrates our flaws. ...

    Kelly Corrigan is now an author whose books I will always read. She was completely open about her life, including ugly parts that I would hide. I love to read a book with no filters (this includes no language filters for my more conservative friends!). Kelly tells about the 12 hardest ...

    Grief, pain, yelling, happiness, friendship, relationships, marriage - stories about real life, real people and real families, told by an extraordinary writer. ...

    This is a book I will return to again - dipping into chapters as I need to be reminded of the lessons Corrigan imparts. I want to give this to everyone on my Christmas list but alas it comes out in January. This collection of beautiful essays about connecting with those you love and go...

    I laughed out loud twice. That earns a 5. Clearly not everyone is going to "get" Kelly Corrigan the way I do as a woman her own age. She makes 50 funny. Her stories about her mother are so funny. I want to be that kind of mother badly. I'm going to practice it. Her stories ab...

    Read Kelly Corrigan's book of essays,Tell Me More. Even if you don't read essays. Even if you only read fiction. Even if you don't read authors you don't know much about. Read it. Honestly, that's all I should have to say. She grabbed me from the first page and by the time I finishe...

    When I read these types of books, I start to believe that anyone who has a story has the potential for writing a book. Somehow their story has to connect to the masses for it to sell, but nevertheless they have potential. They don?t have to tell us its going to be okay or end on a ha...

    Loved loved loved this book. Two thumbs way up. She writes real life and sums it up so creatively. I'm so glad I'd read her other books first though, not only to have the foundation of her life, but also because I was able to appreciate more her ah-ha's, the depth of her love and loss,...

    KC has come to be one of my favorite authors. I feel a kindred spirit in her writing and this book lived up to my expectations. I especially liked the part about her Grandma and the regrets she has. I?m sure that was uncomfortable to write but Kelly, if you?re reading this - please...

  • Roger Royer
    Nov 30, 2017

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

  • Leigh Kramer
    Jan 07, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

  • Stefanie Onieal
    Mar 12, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!! ...

    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh. ...

    It's like...I want Kelly Corrigan to write about everything I fail at. Her grace, humor, and clarity is so refreshing. I laughed out loud and cried at many points--often in the same essays. I love that the title includes "learning" because this book very much represents Corrigan's prog...

    Absolutely loved this book. Her candor and honesty reminded me of another favorite, Nina Riggs. I connected with so much and it felt good to read a book that almost celebrates our flaws. ...

  • Kate
    May 01, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

  • Roxanne Meek
    May 20, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...

  • Michelle
    Mar 03, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!! ...

    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh. ...

  • Andrea
    May 09, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

  • Belle
    Feb 04, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!! ...

    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh. ...

    It's like...I want Kelly Corrigan to write about everything I fail at. Her grace, humor, and clarity is so refreshing. I laughed out loud and cried at many points--often in the same essays. I love that the title includes "learning" because this book very much represents Corrigan's prog...

    Absolutely loved this book. Her candor and honesty reminded me of another favorite, Nina Riggs. I connected with so much and it felt good to read a book that almost celebrates our flaws. ...

    Kelly Corrigan is now an author whose books I will always read. She was completely open about her life, including ugly parts that I would hide. I love to read a book with no filters (this includes no language filters for my more conservative friends!). Kelly tells about the 12 hardest ...

    Grief, pain, yelling, happiness, friendship, relationships, marriage - stories about real life, real people and real families, told by an extraordinary writer. ...

    This is a book I will return to again - dipping into chapters as I need to be reminded of the lessons Corrigan imparts. I want to give this to everyone on my Christmas list but alas it comes out in January. This collection of beautiful essays about connecting with those you love and go...

    I laughed out loud twice. That earns a 5. Clearly not everyone is going to "get" Kelly Corrigan the way I do as a woman her own age. She makes 50 funny. Her stories about her mother are so funny. I want to be that kind of mother badly. I'm going to practice it. Her stories ab...

  • Jen Brodehl
    Feb 06, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!! ...

  • Allison Pickett
    Mar 18, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...

    All of Kelly Corrigan?s books have been winners. Here is another one. Read this book alone, just for the chapter ?Onward.? What a beautiful tribute to an incredible friend. My heart shattered and then, piece by piece, was put back together. Both better and worse for the wea...

    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In '...

    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her...

    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott. ...

    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of...

    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most ...

    I wake up every day and try to be a slightly better person than the day before, despite the overwhelming evidence that life is hard and unfair, and - at times - so perplexingly rewarding. My favorite authors can ascribe words to that phenomenon, and Kelly Corrigan is one of them. R...

    Even though I still love Corrigan's writing style this one was heavy and sad. It felt self-indulgent...getting things off her conscience more than inspiration. She wrote this book at a difficult time in her life. Her Dad and good friend died prior to writing this book, so that may be w...

    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any mo...

    "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together to get through this thing called life." I've never read a Kelly Corrigan book before, despite seeing her in Vermont at Booktopia one year. Her books always struck me as ones with themes that I didn't want to address. Difficult themes; life, ...

    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled. ...

    This was a very enjoyable biography to read. Much of it is shaped by the recent deaths of two people close to the author - her father and her best friend. It?s a thoughtful expression of some of the experiences she has had in her life so far. ...

    The most important thing I have done over the last 2 days is read this book. It made me feel things and think big thoughts about life?s important stuff. Reading books like this one is one of life?s simplest treasures, something that brings life into focus- what matters, who matters...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!! I laughed, I cried. Kelly Corrigan is so authentic and easy to relate to. I especially loved this on audible because she read it. Highly recommend!!! ...

    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh. ...

    It's like...I want Kelly Corrigan to write about everything I fail at. Her grace, humor, and clarity is so refreshing. I laughed out loud and cried at many points--often in the same essays. I love that the title includes "learning" because this book very much represents Corrigan's prog...

    Absolutely loved this book. Her candor and honesty reminded me of another favorite, Nina Riggs. I connected with so much and it felt good to read a book that almost celebrates our flaws. ...

    Kelly Corrigan is now an author whose books I will always read. She was completely open about her life, including ugly parts that I would hide. I love to read a book with no filters (this includes no language filters for my more conservative friends!). Kelly tells about the 12 hardest ...

  • Lucille_3
    Jan 15, 2018

    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB?s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan?s grief over the rec...

    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She?s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own lif...

    The subtitle of this book is ?Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I?m Learning to Say? and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan?s grandmother always reassured her that she was ?good enough,? and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because ...

    Sometimes, there just aren?t enough stars. ...