About My Mother
Just to be clear, About My Mother is a book about my grandmother, written by my mother. That’s not to say it’s not about my mother—it is. In fact, About My Mother is as much about my mother as it is about my grandmother. In that sense, it’s really a book about “mothers.”It is not, however, a book written by me. True, I did write the foreword. But it doesn’t mean I’ve written a book about my mother. I haven’t. Nor does it mean my mother’s book is about her son. It isn’t. It’s about my grandmother. And my mother. Just to be clear. —Mike
A love letter to mothers everywhere, About My Mother will make you laugh and cry—and see yourself in its reflection. Peggy Rowe’s story of growing up as the daughter of Thelma Knobel is filled with warmth and humor. But Thelma could be your mother—there’s a Thelma 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, the genteel-yet-still-controlling mother, committed to raising two refined, ladylike daughters. Good luck.
About The Author
After a brief teaching career, Peggy Rowe was a stay-at-home mom to three sons: Mike, Scott, and Phil. She began writing in her 60s and has been published in newspapers and magazines since 2002. On a regular basis, Peggy contributes humorous texts, letters, and essays to Mike Rowe’s social media page. She now has millions of followers. Having been blessed with rich material her entire life, she has finally produced her first book after a mere 80 years. Peggy lives in Baltimore with her husband of 57 years, John.