This book by veteran newsman Tim Ghianni is unlike anything I have read before. It is a touching tribute to his mother, presented as a monologue from Tim to his Mom, who is dying in a Nashville hospital.
It is emotional and yet never maudlin.
It celebrates his Mom's life through her effect on Tim, his brother Eric, his Dad Em and Tim's wife Suzanne and their children.
My mother is at the age where my family recognizes that the time is coming when we will lose her, which made the book all the more relatable to me.
It also makes me upset for my faulty memory, as I surely met Mrs. Ghianni in 1982 at the premiere of Tim's movie "Flapjacks: The Motion Picture" at the Roxy Theater in Clarksville, Tenn. (In fact a photo in the book shows her and me in the same frame.) But that is another story. (And it is told in another Ghianni book, "When Newspapers Mattered: The News Brothers & Their Shades of Glory" for sale on Amazon.