NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER aA beautifully crafted memoir, rich with humor and wisdom.a aWill Schwalbe, author of The End of Your Life Book Club aThe idea of a cultured gay man leaving New York City to care for his aging mother in Paris, Missouri, is already funny, and George Hodgman reaps that humor with great charm. But then he plunges deep, examining the warm yet fraught relationship between mother and son with profound insight and understanding.a aAlison Bechdel, author of Fun Home When George Hodgman leaves Manhattan for his hometown of Paris, Missouri, he finds himselfaan unlikely caretaker and near-lethal cookain a head-on collision with his aging mother, Betty, a woman of wit and will. Will George lure her into assisted living? When hell freezes over. He canat bring himself to force her from the home both treasureathe place where his fatheras voice lingers, the scene of shared jokes, skirmishes, and, behind the dusty antiques, a rarely acknowledged conflict: Betty, who speaks her mind but cannot quite reveal her heart, has never really accepted the fact that her son is gay. As these two unforgettable characters try to bring their different worlds together, Hodgman reveals the challenges of Bettyas life and his own struggle for self-respect, moving readers from their small townacrumbling but still colorfulato the star-studded corridors of Vanity Fair. Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgmanas New York Times bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal sonas return. From the Hardcover edition.Evocative of The End of Your Life Book Club and The Tender Bar, Hodgmanas New York Times bestselling debut is both an indelible portrait of a family and an exquisitely told tale of a prodigal sonas return. From the Hardcover edition.
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