Mother Knew Best

AND USUALLY KEPT IT TO HERSELF

After my mother died three years ago (see “Spare Every Expense, Except One,” October 10, 2008), my sister Lucy kept discovering interesting things she had left behind. One of the most fascinating was a do-it-yourself autobiography that must have been given to her (it was definitely not something she would have bought for herself).

Called The Book of Myself, it is a blank diary with...

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Jo McGowan, a Commonweal columnist, writes from Deradoon, India.