Dave Isay - StoryCorps' s founder and the editor of the project's bestselling collection, Listening Is an Act of Love - presents a celebration of American mothers. Featuring StoryCorps's most revelatory stories on the subject, "Mom" looks across a diversity of experience to present an entirely original portrait of motherhood. Through conversations between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and friends, the life of the American mother unfolds. In stories that take us from the woods of New Hampshire to urban Detroit and beyond, we meet mothers and children from all walks of life - an immigrant mother instilling in her children the importance of education, adult children caring for an elderly parent, a woman remembering the sound of her mother's laugh, and mothers and children of all ages learning to grow into new roles over time. Visiting families in moments of profound joy and sadness, courage and despair, struggle and triumph, we learn new truths about that most primal and sacred of bonds - the relationship between mother and child.
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