Oh My Mama (Book Thoughts: The Rainbow Comes And Goes, Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper)

26072609There are a couple of lessons one can take away after reading “The Rainbow Comes And Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss,” and some of them are clearly spelled through out the book – live your life to the fullest; always be optimistic; after rain comes the rainbow. In alternating voices, Gloria Vanderbilt and her son Anderson Cooper talk, reminisce, analyze. It’s a mostly frank conversation, and at times it feels like a therapy session. I can’t really say it was fascinating conversation all the time, and a couple of times I had a struggle continuing. But I loved and appreciated the mother and son closeness, and it made me think about my own relationship with my mother. She passed away in 1991 and at the time we had gotten very close. I kind of imagine how our relationship would have evolved had she loved longer. I think we could have gotten even more closer, and I believe we could have gotten to a place where we could talk to each other adult to adult: free, open, honest. This book celebrated mothers, and is perfect to give your mom on Mother’s Day.

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