When Katie Hafner’s elderly mother moved in with her and her teenage daughter, things didn’t work out quite as planned. She found herself sandwiched squarely between her obligation to an aging parent—a woman she barely knew—and her responsibility to her own daughter.
Hafner, who writes for the New York Times, discusses her memoir Mother, Daughter, Me, which explores, with humor and compassion, the complicated nature of our obligation to our parents as they age.
"This brilliant, funny, poignant and wrenching story of three generations under one roof is quite unlike anything I have ever read. The story lingered with me long after I read the last page."
– Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone