Like My Mother Always Said... Wise Words, Witty Warnings, and Odd Advice We Never Forget

Like My Mother Always Said...

Wise Words, Witty Warnings, and Odd Advice We Never Forget


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  • Publication Date: March 25, 2014
  • Imprint: Abrams Image
  • Trim Size: 5 x 7
  • ISBN: 9781419711732
  • Page Count: 144
  • Rights: World English

During an afternoon of coffee and conversation, a friend of Erin McHugh's pointed out that she frequently invoked quotations and memories from her mother. Then Erin started noticing how many other people did the same. It also became clear how humorous, moving, and unusual these gems were—so she decided to do something about it. In Like My Mother Always Said, McHugh, author of the successful Abrams Image feel-good title One Good Deed, collects the wonderful and laugh-worthy words that our moms tell us in their attempts to be helpful and instructive. (Whether they succeed or not is another thing entirely!) Offered up in quips and short anecdotes, all the kinds of nurturing and nutty information we glean from our mothers is divided into chapters such as "Questionable Wisdom," "Unconditional Love," "Good Manners & Bad Behavior," and "Wise Words."



“Kids young and old, ordinary and famous, contributed to this celebration of mothers and the wacky, wonderful words that will echo for generations.”
Country Woman Magazine
“Erin McHugh packs her new book with lovely, screwy, hilarious, and REAL momisms.”
Women You Should Know
“Erin McHugh’s collection of momisms will make you laugh, cry, and relate.”
Better Homes and Gardens
“The perfect gift for moms and daughters alike.”

About the author

Erin McHugh is a former publishing executive and the award-winning author of more than 20 books of trivia, history, children’s titles, and more. She splits her time between New York City and South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.