Love, Mom - Doree Shafrir and Jessica Grose

Mothers. They gave us life and continue to give us support, praise, advice and, sometimes, criticism—with that distinct "I'm saying this because I'm your mother and I love you" inflection. With the advent of new technology, these messages—often hilarious, always warm—can go viral. Love, Mom is an entertaining collection of these modern mom-missives collected by authors Doree Shafrir and Jessica Grose, who realized that this type of communication was universal and started a blog called “” They received thousands of submissions from loved children all over the world: e-mails on housekeeping and technology, instant messages on dating and pop culture, comments on blog posts and chatty updates from home. This selection, equal parts wise and whimsical, is the perfect gift for any mom (or anyone with a mom) in your life.