MPHPL Reviews ... "The Rainbow Comes and Goes" by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

MPHPL Reviews ... "The Rainbow Comes and Goes" by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

The Rainbow Comes and Goes, a New York Times bestseller, is a series of emails written between a mother and son for one year’s time, as each tries to get to know the other one better. When his mother turned 91, Anderson Cooper, journalist for CNN and CBS, realized he did not know his mother very well and decided to start a different kind of conversation with her. He started emailing her and asking her personal questions about her life. The result brought them closer together than either of them ever imagined. From her rocky childhood to becoming a world famous designer and artist, Gloria Vanderbilt has been in the media spotlight for nearly a century now. She reveals in her emails to her son her own insecurities of being a mother and the history behind why those feelings of inadequacy arose and how she has overcome them. The mother and son each ask questions of the other and receive honest heartfelt responses which leads to understanding and forgiveness. Gloria Vanderbilt has a positive outlook on life and this book will leave you feeling hopeful that, even if today is not going well, the rainbow comes and goes.

 

Review by Melissa Papson
Reference Librarian
Mishawaka Penn-Harris Public Library Bittersweet Branch

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