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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (52 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mary Matalin Narrator: Mary Matalin Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Letters to My Daughters, famed political consultant and TV personality Mary Matalin shares the moral, ethical, and occasionally comic life lessons gleaned from her mother's experiences and her own. These letters range from the spiritual to the practical, from giving life to accepting death, from civic to personal responsibility, from looking and feeling good to dealing with those pesky boys, and more.

Here's a sampling of the mother wisdom within:

• "When I tell you I understand what you're going through, it's not just because I remember what it felt like to be a teenage girl whose body is being hijacked by hormones against her will. It's because I'm a fifty-something whose body is being hijacked by hormones against her will at this very moment. And if you don't believe me, just ask your father."

• "Ma had a complex philosophy of sex, which I heard almost every day from age ten. 'Boys would screw a snake if it would lay still long enough.' Let's flash forward forty years and allow your mother to give you a twenty-first-century take on boys and S-E-X: 'Boys would screw a snake if it would lay still long enough.'...And men think that's a compliment."

Filled with a belief in the values that keep families strong, and her trademark sense of humor, Matalin's letters are the perfect companion for any mother looking for a fellow traveler on the road to raising good daughters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Matalin’s engaging, sensible tone will appeal to many moms and daughters.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Matalin is at her best when translating family or political lessons in her own terms including her mother’s quiet faith, her brother Stevie’s gallant response to his bicycle accident and the climate of loyalty in Bush’s White House. Her love for her daughters is wonderfully ferocious and funny—full of mom sound bites. After promising not to spy or pry she warns: ‘But from a distance, I’ll be keeping track of you like a rat on a cheeto.’” 

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Infused with Matalin’s passion and inimitable personality…She is amusing in her portrayal of herself and her husband as high-powered political consultants with widely opposing views but a spirited dedication to parenting. This book should have wide appeal among both parents and political junkies.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Karla | 9/10/2013

    " This is the worst book I read in 2004. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jodee | 5/29/2013

    " a very heartfelt book, a labor of love for her daughters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Blaine Morrow | 7/28/2012

    " Who knew Mary Matalin could be so warm, wise, and affectionate? I certainly was pleasantly surprised by this book, which is well-written and which I would gladly share with my own daughter as sage advice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jenn LeBow | 4/15/2012

    " I disagree with Matalin on politics, but I love these letters to her girls. She's funny and gritty and real, especially for a Republican! ;) (I'm just kidding....) "

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