Kathryn Slattery gives readers an up-close look at that primal relationship between mother and daughter. Taking the reader on a searing and hopeful journey she tells the story of her mother and herself two very different people -- struggling with the clash of their independent personalities and their need for and eventual dependency on each other. Kathryn shares with readers the family secrets that kept her and her mother at a distance, including alcoholism and eating disorders. And she addresses an issue that many of the baby boomer generation struggle with: the conflict between caring for family, caring for an aging parent and caring for one's soul. Readers will value Kathryn's frankness and honesty, as she tells of her struggles with shame and feelings of inadequacy and of her discovery of the forgiveness and unconditional love available in a personal relationship with Jesus.
Kathryn Slattery is a longtime contributing editor to Guideposts magazine. She lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with her husband Tom and a roly-poly pug named Max. Kathryn and Tom are parents of two grown children.