This is a book about Mother in all her glory, a curious blend of saint, virago, guilty conscience, guardian angel and drudge. It is definitely not a motherly how-to manual. Liz Smith has gathered together anecdotes, jokes, poems, facts, speculations, pieties and profanities about Mother from the famous and infamous, from unabashed sentimentalists and fervent debunkers in this treasury of mother-nuggets. The Mother Book is funny, sad, informative, and always fascinating. Overall in good condition, a few marks on the book sleeve and some slight rubbing to the corners.