Incontinent on the Continent

Incontinent on the Continent

My Mother, Her Walker, and Our Grand Tour of Italy

eBook - 2009
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Publisher: New York : Greystone Books, 2009.
ISBN: 9781926812137
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
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thebritlass
Feb 23, 2017

If you are in need of a good laugh, check this book out - whether you love to travel, have an aging parent, or are aging yourself, you will chuckle continually at the anecdotes, which may be exaggerated yet are all too realistic.

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plaing
Apr 05, 2015

i LOVED this book. I could really relate to Jane and her mother. many times i thought of my mother and what it would be like to travel with her. totally right on. i had a lot of laughs from the situations and i am totally surprised as the negative comments. of course i am as off beat as Jane, though a different sort of personality but i love her writing style ...she was recommended me by someone in my wonderful book club and now i am reading two more of her books and enjoying every minute of it.

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MrMiyagi
Mar 31, 2013

Old people belong in old folk's homes.

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organicfacials
Aug 30, 2011

I choose this book because the title sounded funny and I had taken my aging Mum to France and was interested in the author's experience. Mediocre and repeatitive writing. I felt the writing focused more on the author's discontentment with her mother. Having done this myself I can relate to those frustrating moments and to describe 1-2 x is fine but not over and over to fill ink on a page.

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rrrobbie
Jul 21, 2011

Jane tells her story in a humerous way. A lot of us can relate to her experiences. When you reach a certain age and are dealing with those who are elderly and/or infirm, it gets to be a struggle to maintain your sense of humour and dignity, when absolutely every small thing that makes it hard for the other, becomes a source of immense frustration for you.

God Bless all Caregivers

However do they cope?

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BDLange
Oct 26, 2010

A must read if you plan on travelling with your elderly mother! My only complaint with the writing is that there was some repetition in the comments / descriptions. (like she forgot she already wrote about it). Some people might think the daughter is selfish and mean, but I get where she is coming from.

ser_library Aug 26, 2010

while badly written, i laughed and laughed at the experiences.

and yes the daughter did make peace with her mother

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gloriajean
Apr 27, 2010

totally negative and a waste of time. the worst book I've ever read.

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AFewAcresofSnow
Dec 16, 2009

By the end of this book, I really understood why the author's mother disliked her daughter. I can only concur.

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