Author Dan Mathews narrates this entertaining memoir about caring for his elderly mother in a raggedy old Virgina house. His voice is full of quiet amusement as he describes his larger-than-life mom and the ups and downs of their spontaneous costume parties, vegan feasts, and home improvement mishaps. Mathews's narration is mostly fun and breezy, but his voice fills with emotion when he speaks about his mother's undiagnosed schizophrenia and their challenging visits to the hospital. His jokes occasionally feel superfluous, and his polished wit sometimes obscures the real tenderness at the heart of the story. But his lively, heartfelt performance adds a lot of depth to this lighthearted but ultimately moving audiobook about a complicated mother-son relationship. L.S. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: SEPTEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9781797109633 $17.99
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