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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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