Thursday, May 01, 2008

Good Read

I know I saw this book recommended on somebody's blog (that's why I read it in the first place), but I have no idea whose blog it was anymore, so forgive me for not giving credit.

If you're looking for a good uplifting read, this is it:

I read it in one day (and night), I enjoyed it so much. It's the true story of a mother of ten children in the 50's and 60's who, with no help from her alcoholic husband, basically raised her family on earnings from jingles contests. Her positive attitude and sense of humor were so inspiring.

I know that a movie has been made about it, and I hope to see it soon, although often times movies aren't as great as the book.

So...go find the book at your library--you will enjoy it, I promise!


  1. Thanks for the recommendation. Sounds interesting. Reminds me of Hank's mom. (minus the alcoholic husband...and the jingles contests)So basically, only the 10 children. And the 60's.

  2. I tried to watch the movie once and didn't get into it and never finished. (It may have just been an off day for me. But hey I didn't like Sleepless and Seattle so what do I know?) I bet the book is better and maybe if I'd known what was going on the movie would have been more enjoyable.

  3. Sounds like a good one. It's now on my "list".
    Thanks Sally!

  4. Thanks for the recommendation. I'll have to add it the the stack of books I haven't had time to read but really want to!

  5. I need lots of book recommendations so keep em coming!


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