Synopses & Reviews
To smooth over five decades of constant clashing, determined daughter Jane Christmas decides to take her arthritic, incontinent, and domineering mother, Valeria, to Italy. Will being at the epicenter of the Renaissance spark a renaissance in their relationship? As they drag each other from the Amalfi Coast to Tuscany walkers, shawls, and a mobile pharmacy of medications in tow they find new ways to bitch and bicker, in the process reassessing who they are and how they might reconcile. Unflinching and often hilarious, this book speaks to all women who have faced that special challenge of making friends with Mom.
"[Christmas'] curmudgeonly mother, is a pure delight ...Armchair travelers will thoroughly enjoy both the travel elements of the account as well as the entertaining and tender mother-daughter story."—Booklist