S'Mother: The Story of a Man, His Mom, and the Thousands of Altogether Insane Letters She's Mailed Him by Adam Chester

S'Mother: The Story of a Man, His Mom, and the Thousands of Altogether Insane Letters She's Mailed…

byAdam Chester

Kobo ebook | April 15, 2011

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And you think your mom is too involved? Meet the mother of all mothers in this “hilarious” memoir (North Shore News).
Adam Chester is the son of a very loving mom, who for almost thirty years has peppered his life with unsolicited advice, news updates, and opinions in the form of thousands of inappropriate, embarrassing, and utterly crazy letters. Here, he presents a selection of her correspondence showing the pathological extremes maternal instincts can take.
Why is a grown woman so frantic that her adult son screw on his windows to keep out killer bees? Is Adam at imminent risk of frostbite should he ever decide to visit San Francisco? And are adult trick-or-treaters really that much of a threat?
With time, perspective, and plenty of therapy, Adam acknowledges and accepts the comedy of it all—and in this book he shares his story of an unforgettable mom who gives “overprotective” a whole new meaning.

Title:S'Mother: The Story of a Man, His Mom, and the Thousands of Altogether Insane Letters She's Mailed…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 15, 2011Publisher:ABRAMS BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1613121148

ISBN - 13:9781613121146


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Trash Disclaimer: I did not buy this book, it was one of several on a shelf in my dentist's office. I thought from the title that it would be funny, it is not. First, the use of the word "thousands" in the title is rather misleading, as there are 50-60 letters in the book. Second, while I am not a clinician, or psychiatrist, there is clearly something not wrong right with his mother, and mocking her- especially the comments he makes are cruel and exploitative of someone who clearly needed help. After a casual read for 10-15 minutes, my only impression is that in spite of whatever she was struggling with, and while she was certainly a worry-wart and a bit overbearing, she was a truly loving, concerned and kind woman, who wanted the best for her son, who still carries a lot of unexplained anger at her for no reason, and continuously insulted her, often refusing her letters, but never the $50 or $100 she would send him, even though she could barely take care of herself. Rather than a lighthearted laugh, the book is filled with the bitter rantings of an intolerable and ungrateful son. How he persuaded her to participate in the audiobook is beyond me.
Date published: 2018-03-31