This book of short interviews gave some great insight into how our mothers influence our lives. I think any mother would be happy to read this to know that they are doing the best they can to help their children succeed in life. Or maybe even review the approach that they use once they realise what affect this can have.
It makes me think, what could I have achieved in my life if I had a mother that encouraged and supported me? Or maybe I have achieved what I have in spite of the relationship I have had with my mother?
These stories show that our mothers have a strong influence on our morals, work ethic, ambition, confidence and willingness to help others, and how we live this influence throughout our lives.
Things My Mother Taught Me is published by Echo Publishing and features the words of a diverse range of Australian identities including Naomi Simson, Li Cunxin, Paolo Sebastian, Shaynna Blaze Vaughan, Tracy Bartram, Napoleon Perdis, Fiona Patten, Adriano Zumbo, Tiriel Mora, Geraldine Cox, Graeme Simsion, Jacqueline Pascarl, Benjamin Law, Lynn Gilmartin, Kathy Lette, Robin Bowles, Greg Fleet, Miguel Maestre, and Lawrence Mooney, as transcribed by Claire Halliday.