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

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

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 daughters.

When major league baseball came to town in the early 1950s and turned sophisticated Thelma into a crazed Baltimore Orioles groupie, nobody was more surprised and embarrassed than Peggy. Life became a series of compromises– Thelma tolerating a daughter who pitched manure and galloped the countryside, while Peggy learned to tolerate the whacky Orioles fan who threw her underwear at the TV, shouted insults at umpires, and lived by the orange and black schedule taped to the refrigerator door…

Title:About My Mother... True Stories of a Horse-Crazy Daughter and Her Baseball-Obsessed Mother
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • 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 lov...

  • Pamela

    Charming, but not as funny as the story about the blue purse lost at WalMart....

  • Cathy

    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....

  • Mike

    Now I know where Mike Rowe gets his talent... Straight from Mama Rowe!!!...

  • Lisa

    Such a lovely collection of sweet, entertaining stories! I genuinely enjoyed them! Mrs. Rowe has a true gift as her writing comes across as though it were done effortlessly. I look forward to reading ...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Angie Wolf

    Endearing and funny. A sweet read. ...

  • De Vonna Stephens

    Super cute, funny and well written...

  • Linda

    Wonderful storiesI enjoyed every story in this book. I had much the same childhood except for the baseball. Saturday’s were for cleaning - dusting, mopping, washing clothes, drying them on the line ...