Tell Me More by Kelly Corrigan

Tell Me More

A warm, insightful look at the twelve phrases that strengthen and sustain our relationships, from the New York Times bestselling author of Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place"The poet laureate of the ordinary."--The Huffington PostIn "I Don't Know," Corrigan wrestles to make peace with uncertainty, whether it's over expected invitations that never come or a friend's agonizing infertility. In "No," she admires her mother's ability to set boundar...

Details Tell Me More

TitleTell Me More
Release DateJan 9th, 2018
PublisherRandom House
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Self Help, Writing, Essays, Audiobook

Reviews Tell Me More

  • Esil
    I had never heard of Kelly Corrigan. But I was encouraged to read this book of personal essays when I saw GR friend JanB’s lovely review that described reading Tell Me More as sitting down to talk with a close friend. At the core of the each chapter is Corrigan’s grief over the recent loss of her father and a close friend. But throughout the book there are many anecdotes and lots of relatable self reflections about being a parent, a partner, ...
  • JanB
    What a beautiful, poignant and moving book. Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and chatting over lunch. She’s the friend who can say what's in your heart but expresses it so much better. She conveys these 12 phrases through offering us glimpses into her own life. One minute she's telling you how she went ballistic over a toilet that wasn't flushed (by the way, if you ever find yourself at Kelly's house don't let the dog l...
  • Trish
    The subtitle of this book is “Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say” and her chapter headings are those twelve phrases. Corrigan’s grandmother always reassured her that she was “good enough,” and would be able to withstand the vicissitudes of life because when she failed, she just got right back up again and did something else. That resilience is a quality more important than beauty or intellectual horsepower when it...
  • Riva Sciuto
    I fell in love with Kelly Corrigan years ago, after I read 'The Middle Place' and it hit me right in the center of my heart. Her words have always spoken to me, particularly as I watched my own mother suffer from breast cancer at the same time I read Corrigan's captivating memoir. In 'Tell Me More,' her deeply empathetic heart flies right off the page. "Empathy was the tonic," she writes. This book demonstrates, yet again, Corrigan's refreshing c...
  • Lucille_3
    Sometimes, there just aren’t enough stars.
  • Lisa
    I just love the way Kelly Corrigan writes. Her sentences have warmth, humor, truth and feeling. I felt much during this audiobook and even cried a few times. I think Kelly makes me cry during every book she has read to me. Kelly writes of her grief over her fathers death as well as her young friend Liz. Mothers especially will appreciate this book.
  • Michelle
    A funny, irreverent, and often poignant examination of motherhood, friendship, the grief of losing a parent, and the shock of crashing head first into the body's frailty. Highly recommended for fans of Anne Lamott.
  • Sue Fernandez
    Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion. I've read everything by Kelly Corrigan, but this is my favorite. I kept thinking that maybe it came to me at a time I needed it, but really, I think this book will be one of the few I return to, and that I read passages out loud to family. I already know a few people I plan to give it to as a gift...highlighting passages. It touched me...
  • Roger Royer
    While I would not have normally read this autobiography I am so glad I did. I loved the heart felt way that the author places it all out there for us to do with as we will. I would not really have considered this a self help book until I realized that it had done more for me than most of the people in my life. I would like to take the time to thank the author for that.
  • Mary Lange
    4.5 stars. A moving, beautifully authentic meditation on grief, love, and living. Kelly has a way with words that is raw, honest, refreshing and just unparalleled.
  • Leigh Kramer
    The author's chapter titled Yes is a list of things she will always say yes to. One of the items on my Yes list? Reading Kelly Corrigan's books. I am now three for three with loving her books. I can't remember how I came across her memoir The Middle Place a few years ago but it was a revelation, as was its follow-up Glitter And Glue.I didn't even need to know what Tell Me More was about before I requested an advance copy. I knew I'd love it and I...
  • Stefanie Onieal
    Absolutely loved this book. Her candor and honesty reminded me of another favorite, Nina Riggs. I connected with so much and it felt good to read a book that almost celebrates our flaws.
  • Melissa
    Grief, pain, yelling, happiness, friendship, relationships, marriage - stories about real life, real people and real families, told by an extraordinary writer.
  • Cindy
    Other reviewers have described this book as being like a conversation with a friend. Yes!!! But it's that friend who dominates the conversations and jumps from topic to topic, none of which are interesting to you. At all. After reading almost half the book, I just couldn't waste any more time. And I am completely bewildered by all the 5-star reviews.
  • Alissa
    This is a book I will return to again - dipping into chapters as I need to be reminded of the lessons Corrigan imparts. I want to give this to everyone on my Christmas list but alas it comes out in January. This collection of beautiful essays about connecting with those you love and going onward is poignant, funny and heart wrenching. I had moments where I had to stop and pause and say "EXACTLY" as I marveled how Corrigan was so aptly able to des...
  • Sandy
    When I read these types of books, I start to believe that anyone who has a story has the potential for writing a book. Somehow their story has to connect to the masses for it to sell, but nevertheless they have potential. They don’t have to tell us its going to be okay or end on a happy note, they just need to connect to their readers and be real. Reading this short novel was like sitting down with a dear friend over lunch and just catching up ...
  • Jenny Stringham
    Loved loved loved this book. Two thumbs way up. She writes real life and sums it up so creatively. I'm so glad I'd read her other books first though, not only to have the foundation of her life, but also because I was able to appreciate more her ah-ha's, the depth of her love and loss, and see through some of the stories I may not have appreciated otherwise. There's so many things I want to remember (this probably won't make sense to anyone unles...
  • Melissa McGowan
    I absolutely loved this book.
  • Jennifer
    I love Kelly's writing and this latest title did not disappoint. Full of heart, humility, and lessons learned, Tell Me More inspires.
  • Cori
    I just can't get enough of Kelly Corrigan's writing. Every story in this book made me laugh, cry and just think. Love, love, love!
  • Michelle
    I tried to like it, but it just smacks of self absorbed middle aged white lady. Meh.
  • Jenn
    Waste of time, especially when there's massive cursing in the first few chapters alone. Not sure what I was supposed to glean from someone who talks this way to (or about) her family. After several tries, I didn't bother finishing it.
  • Belle
    I laughed out loud twice. That earns a 5.Clearly not everyone is going to "get" Kelly Corrigan the way I do as a woman her own age. She makes 50 funny. Her stories about her mother are so funny. I want to be that kind of mother badly. I'm going to practice it.Her stories about Liz who died too soon. Well, I cried, as anyone would.It's a heartfelt book about love and life.Enjoy!
  • Mary
    This was a goodreads giveaway. I believe the reason I entered was the description 'what are the hardest -and most potent - things we say to one another?' sounds interesting right ? not so much in this case and that description seems to have gone away. After the first chapter full of descriptions of her daughters, husband and dog and her usual (?) morning routine - I just can't. Terrible start to the book, what is this even supposed to be about? D...
  • Cheryl Crotty
    This was a wonderful book by an author that I didn’t know until I went to the Random House event in New York a month ago. We were given an advanced copy of this book. I’m not sure I would have noticed it on my own but now that I have met Kelly Corrigan and read this book, I will go back and read her two previous books.This book is a biography of of her life right now. Tell Me More is about her wanting to learn to speak eleven different though...
  • Donna Hines
    This is a poignant personal reflection of Kelly Corrigan as she not only goes through life but grows along with it. Corrigan bounces from a toilet not being flushed to a dog licking you (ergo flush the damn toilet).Corrigan strives to focus on what it means to be 'good enough' and live a life worth living.Her stories are powerful , deep thought, emotionally riveting, and true to the day as they were yesterday.To have loved and loss in regards to ...
  • Sarah at Sarah's Book Shelves
    [4.5 stars]I absolutely adored (it’s my favorite 2018 release I’ve read so far!) this memoir that spoke to me in a “yes, that’s exactly how it is” way. She kicks things off with an essay that will touch the conflicted hearts of overtaxed moms everywhere and moves on to cover many big life issues (marriage, motherhood, illness, religion, friendship, grief, and loss) in a relatable and irreverently funny way. And, the second to last essay...
  • Mary Sisney
    Although I can appreciate novels (GREAT GATSBY, NATIVE SON) featuring unlikable characters and nonfiction books (FIRE AND FURY, HACKS) written by unlikable authors, having likable characters or authors enhances books. Kelly Corrigan is very likable. It's especially refreshing to read an author who highlights her flaws in this age when we have a narcissistic man in the White House who apparently believes he's the best President since Lincoln and a...
  • Lindsey
    Beautiful, poignant, story telling. Wisdom and wit. Few people (writers) can make you laugh & cry at the same time, with sensitivity & sincerity. But the fact that these are her stories, her sorrows, and she can still find the playfulness & humor make it just perfect. I loved the stories of her girls. I loved the honest, playful way she talked about her husband. I loved her affection for her dad. I loved and was inspired by her story of walking w...
  • Nicole
    First off, I loved this book. Secondly, Kelly Corrigan is my spirit animal. And lastly, so much crying and laughing with a mixture of trying to hold on to the beautiful moments of life, of people, and trying to navigate through the waters of being an imperfect person while not knocking down too many along the way. Some of the best lessons I learned from reading this is the importance of forgiving yourself and being okay that you're gonna screw up...