About My Mother... True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother by Peggy Rowe

About My Mother... True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother

There’s a Thelma Knobel in everyone’s life. She’s the person taking charge– the one who knows instinctively how things should be. Today, Thelma would be described as an alpha personality. But while growing up, her daughter, Peggy, saw her as a dictator– albeit a benevolent, loving one. They clashed from the beginning– Peggy, the horse-crazy tomboy, and Thelma, a genteel controlling mother, committed to raising two refined, ladylike da...

Details About My Mother... True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother

TitleAbout My Mother... True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother
Release DateJul 1st, 2018
PublisherMRW Productions
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography

Reviews About My Mother... True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother

  • Joy
    This came in the mail this afternoon and I've already finished it. I thoroughly enjoyed the warm and laugh out loud stories of a tight knit family, much like my own. Give this a read, I bet you'll love it.
  • Cathy Wills Adams
    Peggy Rowe is an engaging story teller who draws you in from page 1. Reading about her mother and her family life in Baltimore was a joy.
  • De Vonna Stephens
    Super cute, funny and well written
  • Pamela
    Charming, but not as funny as the story about the blue purse lost at WalMart.
  • Mike
    Now I know where Mike Rowe gets his talent... Straight from Mama Rowe!!!
  • Angie Wolf
    Endearing and funny. A sweet read.
  • Ann
    I wish I had a more extensive vocabulary that I could dazzle you with words indicating love and humor. This is my book pick of the year, a non-fiction (which I rarely read) collection of short stories that I adored. Peggy Rowe has a blog on Facebook called About My Mother that is about her life and stories of her children growing up. This book is about Peggy telling us stories about her life as a child and her wonderful loving mother. I never hav...
  • Tami
    I loved this collection of family memories about Peggy and her mother, Thelma. The chronological essays are hilarious, moving, and insightful. Peggy, a retired teacher, has packaged a book full of love. I connected with these stories on so many levels - lover of horses (but I was never given the opportunity to have one), having a mother who was passionate about what a neat and tidy home should look like, Mom's pot roast with brown gravy, and a Mo...
  • Gloria Walker
    Took Peggy's book with me to read on the flight to Cabos San Lucas. I laughed out loud when her father finally realized it was time to get her a horse! I can certainly relate! As my mom can see me going down the same path. She knew it was time to give in when I sat her down and said, It's either boys or a horse. Without missing a beat, mom asked, "What color horse would you like?" She knew I was going to be either boy crazy or horse crazy! So fro...
  • Nae
    An absolutely wonderful, laugh out loud, story of Mike Rowe's mother's relationship with he mother. In the forward to the book he writes the if he had to describe the book it would be as a "comforting" read ... I found it to be so much more on so many levels. If you ever read Erma Bombeck and miss her writings, this one will fill the void quite nicely. I have always loved Mike's way with spoken and written words, once you read this book it will b...
  • Rita McDowell
    Heartwarming!Basically read this wonderful book in one sitting! Way to good to put down for very long! Wonderful and heartwarming story that reminded me of great memories of my Great Grandmother (who scared me as a little girl) who was no nonsense, my Grandmother who was extremely laid back and easy going and very quick to cause an uproar at times. and my mother who was a combination of them depending on the situation! Thank you for a wonderful a...
  • Paul Black
    Growing up as a tomboy near Baltimore with a very neat and proper (except with regard to Orioles baseball) mother has got to lead to a lot of kooky stories. And it does! From wearing leather fringe jackets and cowboy boots to church to being the catalyst for Mom throwing the opening pitch at an Orioles game, Peggy Rowe tells the stories with a cheerful and flowing style.Maybe Mike Rowe's mother isn't the next Irma Bombeck, but I'm glad I bought t...
  • Fen
    I've been following Mike Rowe for ages on Facebook and have always enjoyed the letters and emails he reads from his mother... so of course I had to order this book when I had the chance. It's just as charming, funny and touching as her notes to Mike have always been and I'm really hoping she decides to pull together another book, soon!
  • Kim Padan
    Absolutely delightful collection of stories! I have been a fan of Mike Rowe for years, and have enjoyed "meeting" his mother through Facebook. Now, in this book, his mom shares memories of a very proper and loving grandmother. Story telling must be in the genes.
  • Diane Shearer
    Enjoyed this book so much! I'm a huge fan of Mike Rowe, (who isn't?) so I bought it for him, but I'm so glad I did. It's going to be part of the Christmas Book Stack that I send all my kids every year. It's utterly charming, inspiring, absolute joy to read. I love this family, and I love this book.
  • Jodi
    Love Mrs Rowe’s writing style and sense of humor. She understands timing and avoids being pedantic, as many “rookie” writers are prone to be. Hopefully she’ll continue to write!
  • Bonnie Fryer
    A great read!A beautifully written, humorous look at our personal histories and how we grow from our experiences. Thanks for a great read!
  • Holly Caddell
    Loved it! Mrs. Rowe paints a wonderful picture so real thatvyou feel like you are right there with her. Watching her life unfold and just honored to be present in it.
  • Debbie Hathaway
    Wonderful, humorous, and just fun to read!
  • Jacquie Stricklind
    One of the best books I have read this year. It was so easy to read and funny, I couldn't hardly put it down and read it in one day. I highly recommend reading this book!
  • Dawnette Thompson
    If you love Mike Rowe and his parents as I do—and probably even if you don’t—you’ll enjoy this charming, loving memoir.
  • Amanda Hockenberry
    Peggy Rowe is a very vivid storyteller. Many of her stories reminded me of my relationship with my mother and made me laugh out loud! Great read everyone can enjoy!
  • Christina
    Love this book! Peggy is a fantastic storyteller.
  • Janice
    An enjoyable collection of remembrances.
  • Carolyn
    This book is absolutely wonderful and should be read by everyone!!
  • Kathy Waskow
    Sweet, humorous, easy to read book.