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  • Comfort and Laughter in the Kitchen as My Mom Lives with Memory Loss
  • Written by: Jann Arden
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  • Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (276 ratings)

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Feeding My Mother

Written by: Jann Arden
Narrated by: Jann Arden
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Number-one national best seller

Based on her hugely popular Facebook posts and Instagram photos, Feeding My Mother is a frank, funny, inspirational, and piercingly honest account of the transformation in Jann Arden's life that has turned her into the primary "parent" to her mom, who is in the grip of Alzheimer's.

Jann Arden moved in to a house just across the way from her parents in rural Alberta to be close to them but also so they could be her refuge from the demands of the music business and a performing career. Funny how time works. Since her dad died in 2015, Jann cooks for her mom five or six times a week. Her mom finds comfort in her daughter's kitchen, not just in the delicious food but also just sitting with her as she cooks. And Jann finds some peace in caring for her mom, even as her mom slowly becomes a stranger. "If you told me two years ago that I'd be here," Jann writes, "I wouldn't have believed it. And yet we still fall into so much laughter, feel so much insane gladness and joy. It's such a contrast from one minute to the next and it teaches me constantly: It makes me stronger and more humble and more empathetic and caring and kind."

The many people who are dealing with a loved one who is losing it will find inspiration and strength in Jann's wholehearted, loving response and her totally Jann take on the upside-down world of a daughter mothering her mother. Feeding My Mother is one heck of an affirmation that life just keeps on keeping on and a wonderful example of how you have to roll with it.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2017 Jann Arden (P)2017 Random House of Canada

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Comfort

Jann Arden has brought me such comfort and joy as she has told her story. She is distinctly Canadian and there is so much that she talks about that is exactly right-whether it’s finding the remote in the dog food bag or giving the squirrels scraps of material for their nests, she makes the connections that anyone who has an aging parent, maybe living with Alzheimer’s or not can relate to and have a little laugh at the. Keep going...loved this book!

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The Long goodbye and lessons to be learnt

A snapshot into a journey with aging parents and the lessons to be learnt. Thank you for your honesty.

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LISTEN TO THIS

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE!
There is so much love and light and laughter and sorrow and amazingness in this book. 💜
Well done Jann!

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A wonderful listen

Jann has a wonderful way of storytelling. I am grateful for many of her words as they resonated with me so much as a woman "raising" 2 parents with dementia. There is hope and she is right- you have to help yourself or you won't get through this journey with them. It can bring growth if you seek it...and don't beat yourself up if you screw up along the way. Try to laugh whenever you can.

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Thank you!!!

My father has been battling Alzheimer's for years now, and I found comfort and relief knowing that I was not the only one feeling this way. The stories in your book have touch me. I can not help to remember the troubles and heartbreak I faced and are facing with dad. Alzheimer's does take away everything that one has. It truly breaks my heart.
Thank you Jann Arden!

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Too bad the recipes are missing

Loved the anecdotes, but too bad the publisher didn't include a pdf of the recipes that aren't included in the audiobook version....

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True Humanity

I loved the raw, real truth that Jann Arden shared in her book that left me feeling every feeling vicariously through her experiences. What a beautiful person Jann Arden is and how deep and honest her book is.

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Appreciative

Thanks you, for wonderfully writing your real and raw, vulnerable moments with us in the evident life changing challenges of living with Alzheimer’s.
Just listening to your story has endeared me to your mom and her amazing resilience and your candid humorous thought provoking expression of how your spirit and body shared those moments with your Mom and Dad. Thank you for being open it has opened me up to be grateful for the opportunity to become my best self in the midsts of what I viewed as hopeless chaos.

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Love this book

Feeding my Mother is a wonderful piece of truth written by Canada's Jann Arden. I bought this when it first came out a few years ago and read it on a 5 hour plane ride and couldn't put it down. I am revisiting it by way of audio. A gentle reminder of what is important in life - Jann's spirit shines through in her work.

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Amazing As Told By Jann Arden Herself !!

I would not have considered listening to this book, had it not been for the fact that Jann Arden was narrating it. Absolutely worth every minute of listening to a subject that definitely requires much more education and awareness. Thanx so much Audible for offering this book in your collection !!

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