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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (181 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jimmy Carter Narrator: Jimmy Carter Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9780743571050
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A Remarkable Mother is President Carter's loving, admiring, wry homage to Miss Lillian Carter, who championed the underdog always, even when her son was president.


A registered nurse, pecan grower, university housemother, Peace Corps volunteer, public speaker, and renowned raconteur, Miss Lillian ignored the mores and prejudices of the racially segregated South of the Great Depression years. She was an avid supporter of the Brooklyn Dodgers (because she happened to attend the first major league baseball game in which Jackie Robinson, from Cairo, Georgia, played), was a favored guest on television talk shows (usually able to "steal the microphone" from hosts such as Johnny Carson and Walter Cronkite), and an important role model for the nation. Jimmy Carter's mother emerges from this portrait as redoubtable, generous, and forward-looking. He ascribes to her the inspiration for his own life's work of commitment and faith.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Carter offers wonderful stories about a great woman.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This well-deserved tribute from a loving son hits all the high points of a woman well loved and a life well lived.” 

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesli Banner | 2/13/2014

    " I learned that every time I read something by JCarter, I hear his voice narrating it. He has lots of interesting stories to tell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 2/10/2014

    " My mom made me read this book, but it was basically inoffensive and didn't depress me AT ALL. She is a pretty saucy lady, and reading this book was marginally more interesting than staring at people on the subway. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 2/8/2014

    " This was a wonderfully warm book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juliebd | 2/7/2014

    " My husband and I listened to this on a road-trip and found her to be an incredible woman. Loved that she joined the Peace Corps in her retirement. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 1/24/2014

    " The writing is not inspiring, but the story is. Lillian Carter is a fascinating woman. I am curious to read the collection of letters she wrote to her family while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in India. A quick and easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janis | 1/22/2014

    " This is a lovely portrait of a mother by a very remarkable man. She certainly accomplished a great deal for a woman of her time, or any time and it's clear that her very progressive approach to life had a profound impact on her son. I enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vicki | 1/17/2014

    " I enjoyed this book, mostly about Miss Lillian's years when she was young (through her 70s!). Jimmy Carter obviously idolizes her, but it was quite obvious that when he was president everybody spent some time crossing their fingers and hoping she wouldn't do or say something that would cause a big problem. She was quite a spunky person (understatement!!) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Anne | 1/13/2014

    " Interesting stories from President Carter. Not totally focussed on his mother, thought. A bit rambling. Listened to it as an audiobook. Don't think I would've continued if it were print. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Erica | 1/9/2014

    " What an amazing woman! Not all that well written, however... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Granny | 12/31/2013

    " What a delightful little read-it-in-a-lazy-afternoon book! I've long admired Lillian Carter and this book written by son Jimmy is chock-full of anecdotes. She was an exceptional woman with a sharp tongue, loving heart and razor wit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/21/2013

    " I've always admired Miss Lillian. Interesting and a fast read, but I didn't really feel I knew her any better after reading the book. A very "surface" treatment of her life, I felt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/3/2013

    " Quick read. Endearing look at a fascinating life. I learned a lot about what you can do with great spirit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doris Pearson | 10/24/2013

    " Excellent book, wish I had known her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita Andres | 10/14/2013

    " I really loved this book. Lillian Carter was a remarkable and very feisty woman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 9/23/2013

    " He's honest and doesn't make a saint out of her. But she was truly extraordinary--joined the Peace Corps at 70 and went to India for two years, among many other adventures. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 8/27/2013

    " Jimmy Carter's tribute to his mother Lillian. Among the more interesting tidbits: she served in the Peace Corps in India when she was in her 70s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanson | 4/10/2013

    " The wisdom her son learned from Miss Lillian. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niki | 3/25/2013

    " One of my all time favorite books. A must read.Jimmy's mother was simply amazing. Very simple and uncomplex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany | 2/22/2013

    " All I can say is I love Miss Lillian! Doesn't matter if you are Republican or Democrat, she was a truly amazing woman and humanitarian. It is now easy to see where Jimmy gets it from. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy Ford | 1/11/2013

    " A simple biography of a simple but interesting woman. No major surprises, but then Lillian Carter was always very forthright. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kellie | 12/13/2012

    " My Mother-in-law gave me this book to read! Excellent! Lillian Carter was indeed a remarkable mother and woman. Miss Lillian ignored prejudices, loved the Brooklyn Dodgers, was a favored guest on talk shows. She was generous to a fault and committed to great causes. Defintley a good, fast read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah Kramb | 8/20/2012

    " Just looking for an example to follow ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 6/28/2012

    " Jimmy Carter has written a very revealing and heartfelt book about his amazing mother. She was a woman ahead of her time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 3/30/2012

    " Every mother would relish a son who felt this way about her. What a remarkable writer and storyteller Jimmy Carter is! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 2/19/2012

    " What an amazing woman, mother, and humanitarian (went into the Peace Corps at 68!) she loved her family, Loved the community no matter what their color/ethnicity was and she loved her soap operas! Sad that her husband, 2 daughters, son Billy and her own life was cut short from pancreatic cancer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 1/24/2012

    " loved this book --what an amazing woman! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marita | 8/31/2011

    " I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I liked the familiar mixed with things I did not know about. Fun to listen to this famous voice! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie Bonano | 5/20/2011

    " This is a very sweet - son who obviously loves and adores his mother - book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 4/8/2011

    " Some mother! A charming little book with some interesting political tidbits and a very easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha Richeson | 3/3/2011

    " that she was, another of my Heros "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rita | 12/28/2010

    " I really loved this book. Lillian Carter was a remarkable and very feisty woman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niki | 12/26/2010

    " One of my all time favorite books. A must read.Jimmy's mother was simply amazing. Very simple and uncomplex. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bethany | 12/11/2010

    " All I can say is I love Miss Lillian! Doesn't matter if you are Republican or Democrat, she was a truly amazing woman and humanitarian. It is now easy to see where Jimmy gets it from. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marsha | 4/30/2010

    " that she was, another of my Heros "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 4/13/2009

    " Every mother would relish a son who felt this way about her. What a remarkable writer and storyteller Jimmy Carter is! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 3/3/2009

    " Jimmy Carter has written a very revealing and heartfelt book about his amazing mother. She was a woman ahead of her time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzq! | 2/26/2009

    " eh. it was a gift.

    he is a cklean but not remarkable writer.

    not sure much insight was offered.

    eh. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 11/22/2008

    " Some mother! A charming little book with some interesting political tidbits and a very easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 11/6/2008

    " I've always admired Miss Lillian. Interesting and a fast read, but I didn't really feel I knew her any better after reading the book. A very "surface" treatment of her life, I felt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 9/15/2008

    " Jimmy Carter's tribute to his mother Lillian. Among the more interesting tidbits: she served in the Peace Corps in India when she was in her 70s. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 9/13/2008

    " loved this book --what an amazing woman! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 8/15/2008

    " He's honest and doesn't make a saint out of her. But she was truly extraordinary--joined the Peace Corps at 70 and went to India for two years, among many other adventures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorie | 7/26/2008

    " This is a very sweet - son who obviously loves and adores his mother - book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Granny | 7/25/2008

    " What a delightful little read-it-in-a-lazy-afternoon book! I've long admired Lillian Carter and this book written by son Jimmy is chock-full of anecdotes. She was an exceptional woman with a sharp tongue, loving heart and razor wit. "

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About the Author
Author Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia, and served as thirty-ninth President of the United States. He and his wife, Rosalynn, founded The Carter Center, a nonprofit organization that prevents and resolves conflicts, enhances freedom and democracy, and improves health around the world. He is the author of numerous books, including Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, An Hour Before Daylight, and Our Endangered Values. He has received many awards and accolades throughout his lifetime, including the Nobel Peace Prize and a Grammy for Best Spoken Word album in 2006.