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Bookclub: I’m Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering By Janelle Hanchett

September 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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This is a story we rarely hear–of the addict mother not redeemed by her children; who longs for normalcy but cannot maintain it; and who, having traveled to the bottom of addiction, all the way to “society’s hated mother,” makes it back, only to discover she will always remain an outsider.  Like her irreverent, hilarious, and unflinchingly honest blog, “Renegade Mothering,” Hanchett’s memoir speaks with warmth and wit to those who feel like outsiders in parenthood and life boldly recounting instead how one grows to accept an imperfect self within an imperfect life.  Note from Adam: I have never been a mother nor an addict, but I loved this book and could certainly find ways to relate.  I think everyone should read it!

All are welcome, but I especially encourage those who read the books to come with the following:

Question: Any question(s) you want to pose about the reading(s)

Comment: Any comment(s) you want to share about the reading(s)

Quote: Any favorite quotation(s) you want to share/discuss from the reading(s)

And don’t forget to check out our online Book Club Supplement through www.Goodreads.com called “MxCC READS!” Online you can participate in virtual book discussions, help select future reading choices, and more! Check it out!


Contact English Professor, Adam Floridia afloridia@mxcc.edu (860) 343-5804


September 24
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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