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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: NPR Narrator: Peter Saga Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The NPR Driveway Moments Series Release Date:
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Stories from the National Public Radio archives celebrate moms and motherhood.

Stories so compelling you’ll stay in your car to hear them through—even if you’re sitting in your own driveway. Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me! host Peter Sagal captures your attention with colorful tales for and about moms.

Heard on All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, News & Notes, and other NPR programs, these stories and more are for moms, moms-to-be, and anyone who has ever known or had a mother.

What is a Driveway MomentSM? Maybe it’s happened to you as it has to countless others. . . . You’re driving home, listening to a story on NPR. Suddenly, you find yourself in your driveway (or parking space or parking garage). Rather than turn the radio off, you stay in your car to hear the piece to the end. It’s a Driveway Moment.

The NPR Driveway Moments Series collects these “best of” stories so that you are never more than a “play” away from a Driveway Moment.


  • Introduction by Peter Sagal
  • More Messages from Amy’s Answering Machine
  • Solving the Mystery of Mother-Daughter Speak
  • Mommy as a Role Model? Get Real
  • Bad Mommy
  • Just Mom and Me and Chuck E. Cheese
  • Surprised by Mom
  • Knitting for Life, and for Life’s Milestones
  • Legislator Offers First-Person View of Welfare
  • StoryCorps: Mother’s Magic, Stretching a Christmas Dollar
  • Tamale Recipe Proves Hard to Keep Secret
  • ‘Chickenbutt’ and Other Lessons from Grandma
  • Who is Singing Me Lullabies?
  • Mementoes Honor Sons Lost to War
  • In Memoir, Allende Reveals Life to Late Daughter
  • I Love My Kids—But Give Me a Break
  • Mother’s Day vs. Fishing Season Opener
  • Hidden Kitchen Mama
  • Mother’s Day Recipes
  • StoryCorps: Special Memories of a Final Thanksgiving Meal
  • Young, Single and Raising a Child
  • Rocket Science
  • Mom Remembers Her Olympic Past
  • Turning Into Your Mother Isn’t So Bad After All
  • A Partially Empty Nest, with Mixed Feelings
  • Grandmother: A Story of Aging, Decline and Love
  • This I Believe: The Power of Love to Transform and to Heal
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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela | 6/30/2013

    " So perfect for the workday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Meredith | 6/2/2013

    " Very entertaining audio book. Some stories are hilarious, some very moving and got me pchlempt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Bayneeta | 5/1/2013

    " I liked these more than the National Parks one--more human interest. Funny stories, sad stories, all pretty short. And this one was two disks, where the Parks one was only one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jillian | 2/16/2013

    " Amy Borkowsky's mother's messages were the FUNNIEST answering machine messages I've ever heard. Her mother is such a nutty worrywort, and it had me rolling. This was so much better than I thought it would be. Some of the essays were extremely touching and inspiring. "

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About the Narrator

Peter Sagal is a playwright, screenwriter, actor, and radio host. He is best known as the host of the Peabody Award–winning game show Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!, which is produced by NPR. Heard by 2.5 million listeners per week, Wait Wait is one of the most popular shows on public radio. Sagal lives near Chicago with his wife and daughters.