Show Me the Way: A Memoir in Stories

Show Me the Way A Memoir in Stories Having lost both of her prents at an early age Jennifer Lauck acclaimed author of the memoir Blackbird and its follow up Still Waters has in Show Me the Way made peace with her past in order to fa

Having lost both of her prents at an early age, Jennifer Lauck, acclaimed author of the memoir Blackbird and its follow up, Still Waters, has in Show Me the Way made peace with her past in order to face the future as a mother herself In this luminous and mature work, Lauck offers an unflinching account of the joys and pains of modern motherhood Show Me the Way touches uHaving lost both of her prents at an early age, Jennifer Lauck, acclaimed author of the memoir Blackbird and its follow up, Still Waters, has in Show Me the Way made peace with her past in order to face the future as a mother herself In this luminous and mature work, Lauck offers an unflinching account of the joys and pains of modern motherhood Show Me the Way touches upon the themes common to so many of Lauck s loyal readers labor, delivery, and the physical delights of giving birth the decision to have a second child the struggle to maintain independence and, of course, a healthy sex life the tenuous work life balancing act the gossamer threads that bind a family together the soul defining nature of caring for children and the ultimate surrender of finally getting it A moving journey through a mother s dreams and memories, Show Me the Way is also a rewarding and inspiring conclusion for the author s many fans.

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  1. Jennifer Lauck is the author of four memoirs, which include the international bestsellers Blackbird,Still Waters, Show Me the Way and soon to be released Found by Seal Press A former newspaper reporter and television producer, Jennifer now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two children

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  1. I like this book a lot I think it s the best quality writing I ve done Some of the stories are simply over the top and over share but all of them contain the same spirit of diligence and earnestness that were prime ingredients to my own survival as well as what makes me a solid and devoted mother When I read this book, and I did so recently as part of my drafting of my fourth memoir, I felt very tender towards that young mother I once was I see the woman who so wanted everything to be okay for h [...]


  2. This memoir of stories speaks to all mother s out there Beautifully written with honesty that will have any reader laughing till she crys and cringing in identification of the struggles With my children came with directionseach were so different and even when they are grown, life still gets messy sometimes As a grandmother, I can look back and reflect on these times Wishing that I did a better job yet knowing that I did the best I knew how to do at the time Really, that s all we ever can do in l [...]



  3. I fell in love with Jennifer Lauck when I read Blackbird and even liked Still Waters enough to want to read about her life This one leaves me wondering what s the point I ve read a few really funny books about the challenges of a stay at home mom Maybe this was the point The only really good thing I can say is that I m truly glad for her that she found joy in her children and a solid, happy marriage It seems like life is finally going in the right direction As far as this book goes I just don t [...]


  4. I really loved this memoir Having never read Jennifer s work before, I wasn t sure what to expect I didn t want to read about a tragically sad childhood sometimes I fear all memoirs are about that so I was relieved to discover the majority of this novel was about her journey as a first and second time mom though the parts she did include about her past,while sad, were not so overbearing that I didnt enjoy them as well I am a new mom myself so I found a lot to relate to The majority of her chapte [...]


  5. From back cover Having lost both of her parents at an early age, Jennifer Lauck, acclaimed author of the memoir Blackbird and its follow up, Still Waters , has in Show Me the Way made peace with her past in order to face the future as a mother herself.In this luminous and mature work, Lauck offers an unflinching account of the joys and pains of modern motherhood Show Me the Way touches upon the themes common to so many of Lauck s loyal readers labor, delivery, and the physical details of giving [...]


  6. This engaging memoir chronicles Jennifer s life as she enters into the challenging world of motherhood Despite a difficult past, Jennifer is determined to be a super mother to her children However, as she finds out, it s not all it s cracked up to be In fact, it s one of the most difficult jobs on the planet When someone gave her an orchid plant, she writes, I touch the petal of one of the flowers and the texture is soft but thick It s a lot sturdier than it looks I press down a little harder, a [...]


  7. I am probably a bit generous with two stars but it did have a couple of redeeming passages so I couldn t give it only one star But the truth probably lies somewhere in between Except for those two passages I identified with, I found the book somewhat boring, full of needless detail and an average attempt at doing something that has already been done so many times before There have been much funnier and wittier accounts written about the struggles of motherhood It s a book that I am sure I will f [...]


  8. I read Jennifer Lauck s Blackbird last year, and then the sequel, Still Waters, and now this third in the series of memoirs I finished this back in February, so I have no idea if I can recall enough of the book to do a really solid review, but I ll try This installment covers Lauck s experiences in motherhood It was both funny and sad, like all of her work It was good I can t really think of much else to say about it, since I don t remember much I remember that I liked it, though Four out of fiv [...]


  9. SO sad, I read her trio of biographical books in anticipation of meeting the author and hearing her speak on her life s awakening This book Blackbird was my first by Jennifer Lauck and left me wanting which was immediately sated by her next book Still Waters, a less turbulent time in her life but still marred with her deep familial scars Her last book , Show me the Way, was an ending of sorts, but I still have many questions Jennifer s wilingness to open her soul to us amazes me her courage is [...]


  10. I really enjoyed Lauck s memoir of her childhood and young adult life, Still Waters, and this memoir was an entertaining and fast paced sequel, chronicling her early years as a mom Because of her childhood traumas, Lauck s parenting is fraught with self doubt and an almost self destructive passion to be the perfect mother I could relate Watching her jump off the hamster wheel and confess her failures was refreshing I couldn t put it down


  11. Loved it I ve read Lauck s other two books and was very impressed She had an incredibly sad childhood, but she comes out a winner This book was so down to earth for me knowing the struggle most mothers face when deciding if they want to go back to work Also, it was so good to read that I m not the only mother who struggles to figure out who she is besides being a mother The ending was just perfect and it made me feel great Don t skip to the end


  12. Although it was good to continue with Jennifer s journey, I didn t enjoy the formatybe because it duplicated material from the previous book Jennifer s struggles now are ones shared by many women, to adjust to and embrace our roles as Mothers without feeling so completely overwhelmed with the new responsibilities and changes Good luck to JenniferI m happy she found a wonderful man in Steve.


  13. I really truly enjoyed this book It was amazing to read another Mother s blatantly honest observations of motherhood at it s best and it s worst It made me laugh out loud, say to myself, yes I have been there too, and want to put an arm around the author to shelter her from the pain she has suffered in her life This is a genuine, true account of motherhood I have to say it is a must read.


  14. Another good book by Jennifer Lauck She has been through a lot and told her story it appears that she came out the other end a good writer, presenter, mom, and person not in that order Good for you, Jennifer I attended one of her writing presentations, and she is very likable, which added to my enjoyment of her books.


  15. Lauck s third book is not as great as her 2 previous ones It is different It is still autobiographical thou This time she deals with the problems of parenthood and daily life as a mother and wife I m sure people who have kids of their own can relate to what Lauck is talking about in this book All in all a beautiful book Not the wrong book to read even if u don t have children of your own.


  16. This was the last of the 3 in a series As you are reading, you d think you could write your life story and make it as interesting as she has Give it a try It s not easy She has quite a talent for writing


  17. See I don t rate everything as a 5 star Although I love, love, love this author, perhaps it is because I am not a mother myself that this 3rd of the series didn t speak as much to me as her previous ones Still, I loved reading it, and watching her evolve Fascinating stuff.


  18. Meh, just okay It seemed as if she just wanted to crank another book out in my opinion She re explains some of her childhood which are already covered in the first two books and then goes on to talk about her current life w husband and kids.


  19. This is my third book by this authorher story goes on She revisits events in her earlier books as flashbacks in the first part of this book so some of it was old news , nonetheless, I found it an easy interesting read This is about her experiences with motherhood.


  20. I enjoyed this book, I think most mothers can take something away from it I loved the part about how if she was in a good mood and enjoying herself that her son would probably be in the same mood I try and remember that when we are having tough days.


  21. I m glad I finally read the third book of Lauck s trilogy of memoirs I love her writing style so much so honest and unflinching She inspires me as writer and as a person and a mother I hope she writes memoirs I love reading about Jennifer s life She is a very brave person.


  22. I am reading this book for a second time right now and the struggle she goes through with her postpartum depression mirrors my own I love how she is forming into this amazing mother while still keeping her past alive but not reliving it.






  23. Was not as good as the first two There is a fourth one coming out I would still be curious to read the fourth.



  24. This was the third book in Lauck s memoir Good finish to her story, but I enjoyed the first two much especially Blackbird.


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