Lift by Kelly CorriganLift by Kelly Corrigan


byKelly Corrigan

Hardcover | March 2, 2010

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Written as a letter to her children, Kelly Corrigan'sLiftis a tender, intimate, and robust portrait of risk and love; a touchstone for anyone who wants to live more fully. InLift, Corrigan weaves together three true and unforgettable stories of adults willing to experience emotional hazards in exchange for the gratifications of raising children.

Lifttakes its name from hang gliding, a pursuit that requires flying directly into rough air, because turbulence saves a glider from "sinking out." For Corrigan, this wisdom--that to fly requires chaotic, sometimes even violent passages--becomes a metaphor for all of life's most meaningful endeavors, particularly the great flight that is parenting.

Corrigan serves it up straight--how mundanely and fiercely her children have been loved, how close most lives occasionally come to disaster, and how often we fall short as mothers and fathers.Liftis for everyone who has been caught off guard by the pace and vulnerability of raising children, to remind us that our work is important and our time limited.

Like Anne Morrow Lindbergh'sGift from the Sea, Liftis a meditation on the complexities of a woman's life, and like Corrigan's memoir,The Middle Place, Liftis boisterous and generous, a book readers can't wait to share.
Kelly Corriganis, more than anything else, the mother of two young girls. While they're at school, Kelly writes a newspaper column, the occasional magazine article, and possible chapters of a novel. She is also the creator of, a website that teaches people how to help a friend through breast cancer. Kelly lives outsi...
Title:LiftFormat:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 7.25 × 5.12 × 0.62 inPublished:March 2, 2010Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1401341241

ISBN - 13:9781401341244

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Praise for The Middle Place
"For two days I ignored my family while I devoured Kelly Corrigan's memoir. I spent a good part of that time crying, but mostly I was laughing . . . She captures our hearts and teaches us something new about family, love, and yes, even death."-Ayelet Waldman, author of Bad Mother and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits