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3.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 5 3.77 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kelly Corrigan Narrator: Kelly Corrigan Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9780307736765
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Written as a letter to her children, Kelly Corrigan’s Lift is a tender, intimate, and robust portrait of risk and love; a touchstone for anyone who wants to live more fully. In Lift, Corrigan weaves together three true and unforgettable stories of adults willing to experience emotional hazards in exchange for the gratifications of raising children.
Lift takes its name from hang gliding, a pursuit that requires flying directly into rough air, because turbulence saves a glider from “sinking out.” For Corrigan, this wisdom becomes a metaphor for all of life’s most meaningful endeavors, particularly the great flight that is parenting. 
           
Corrigan serves it up straight—how mundanely and fiercely her children have been loved, how close most lives occasionally come to disaster, and how often we fall short as mothers and fathers. Lift is for everyone who has been caught off guard by the pace and vulnerability of raising children, to remind us that our work is important and our time limited.
           
Like Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s Gift from the Sea, Lift is a meditation on the complexities of a woman’s life, and like Corrigan’s memoir, The Middle Place, Lift is boisterous and generous, a book readers can’t wait to share Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie Weiss | 2/15/2014

    " Lovely, touching and inspiring...every mother should read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristi | 2/11/2014

    " Well-written, endearing, true-to-life, touching and even inspiring to me as a mother of young children, but disappointingly short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joleen | 2/3/2014

    " Still LOVE her writing,subject matter, tone etc., but this one was a little too short and somewhat disjointed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 1/29/2014

    " Oh a perfect letter to children - read in one sitting on my 40th Birthday. It all makes sense now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bekkah | 1/23/2014

    " While I can understand why this book is not for everyone, I really enjoyed this quick and heartfelt read. The love the author has for her children is evident in every page and just touched my heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 1/18/2014

    " She is an Awesome writer! My favorite!!! I see alot of me in her and can pretty much relate to her and her feelings throughout her books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Harpham | 1/14/2014

    " Sentimental-tears a few times. A further meditation from the author of the Middle Place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 1/11/2014

    " Short read, but I loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JJ | 1/7/2014

    " A short reflection on being a mother. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison | 12/7/2013

    " Great short read for all moms! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bree | 11/1/2013

    " An introspective gem of a book that cracks a window into this crazy thing called Motherhood. I haven't read The Middle Place yet, but Corrigan's writing has had me move it up my TBR list. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanne | 10/6/2013

    " I have not much to say since what else can be said about this wonderful book, except it could have gone on for many more pages and I would have been happy with that. I recommend to all people this book, parents or not. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 10/1/2013

    " definitely would love to be her friend. read this in an afternoon but if you have kids, it is a great reminder to cherish the moments. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/10/2013

    " A must read for any mom. It is the letter we all wish we could write to our children. Heartwarming. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toni | 12/26/2012

    " Liked it except the part about Obama. Why did she have to mention him? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 9/11/2012

    " Just read this touching little book by Kelly Corrigan about motherhood. Took less than an hour to read. The story is not always easy but it is the reality of her experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/3/2012

    " Kelly Corrigan is brilliant. She rips your heart out while you have a smile on your face and tears running down your cheeks. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 8/18/2012

    " I liked her writing style. I didn't love everything she wrote and at times she was overly self-deprecating but I like the idea of writing to your kids about yourself and their lives before they can remember them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 8/2/2012

    " Somewhat choppy, this mini-memoir/letter from author to kids (when they are older) is sentimental and precious yet direct and unassuming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Mcnulty | 7/13/2012

    " LOVED THIS BOOK!! I STARTED CRYING ON PAGE 5!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 1/2/2012

    " A very small but very well written essay, I guess it's an eassy, maybe an observation or a series of observations? Anyway, this is an inspiring read and probably is best on those days when you're asking if it's all worth it. I read it in about 30 minutes, maybe less. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 12/12/2011

    " A quick very easy read that will likely mean more to me once I have children. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lmoran | 10/26/2011

    " Sweet, easy-read book. Love Kelly Corrigan's voice, which is always so relatable for me, but not much to this book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine Pershey | 8/24/2011

    " I just received this in the mail today - a giveaway from Melanie - and I promptly inhaled it. Though that's not quite the right metaphor, as I think I was holding my breath the whole time. What a heartwrenching book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 8/6/2011

    " Loved The Middle Place. This one was short and sweet, a letter to her daugters. Looking forward to a more from Kelly Corrrigan. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 5/5/2011

    " Really sweet and fun. It's about motherhood. I read it in a couple of hours (it's very short). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 5/1/2011

    " I perfect book to read for Mother's Day. It is a letter to Kelly's two girls. What would you write to your children? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 4/26/2011

    " Very quick,easy read. Finished it in one night before going to bed. Not earth-shattering, but glad I read it.
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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly | 4/14/2011

    " Confusing....it was like reading someone's diary. There were definitely things I could relate to, but I didn't get the point "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 4/12/2011

    " Very short book - not a lot of meat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisaager | 4/8/2011

    " I wish I wrote this for my kids! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 4/5/2011

    " Kristan loaned me this book, and it made me cry, in a good way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 4/4/2011

    " It was a good start, but this incredibly short book could have been expanded into something even better. It's written as a letter to her daughters. While it has good messages, it jumps around a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 4/2/2011

    " I think she could write on a terd and I'd love it. What can I say? I'm a sucker for spot on, get real, love life writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 3/15/2011

    " Corrigan is a gem, in my opinion. Thank goodness for the ability to highlight passages of the book with the Kindle because there are some great paragraphs that I will enjoy rereading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia | 3/15/2011

    " I liked it. I listened, rather than read. First half was better than second (so 20 paves? Haha). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tricia | 3/14/2011

    " She really has a way with words "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 3/11/2011

    " A lovely letter to her daughters, talking about life, relationships and love (and a little about being their mom). Wonderful quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jasmin | 3/10/2011

    " inspiring read about appreciating your loved ones and the small things in life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelley | 2/28/2011

    " A wonderful quick read. As a mom, it points out the wonderful parts of our job as well as the rough parts. Highly recommend it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 2/22/2011

    " I like the idea of the book, but it really didn't do anything for me.Her girls will appreciate it when they are older. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chrystal | 2/17/2011

    " Meh. She should have kept this one at home, between her and her daughters. Maybe I just didn't get it? I think that if it had been fleshed out into a real book that I wouldn't have felt so awkward reading it, like a voyeur. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/17/2011

    " This was a very short book that my MIL bought me for Mother's Day- it is technically a letter the author writes to her children.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lsgwyn | 2/16/2011

    " loved this book. made me love being a mom even more. and made me want to hug my kids. don't know why, that's just how i felt. "

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About the Author
Author Kelly CorriganKelly Corrigan is the author of The Middle Place, a New York Times bestseller. She is a YouTube sensation whose beloved “Transcending” video was sent woman-to-woman to more than 4 million viewers. She is also a contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine and Good Housekeeping, and is the founder of circusofcancer.org. She lives outside San Francisco with her husband and children.