Will You Be My Mother by Jennifer Haupt is an amazing memoir that can be read in one sitting, but believe me, you will read it more than one time. Ms. Haupt tells us the story of how she comes to help a young man in Africa. She reminds us that these decisions are not made lightly and without deep soul-searching thought. The author reveals much of her own childhood struggles and raw emotions. When I finished this book, I sat for a minute, and began reading the beautiful prose again. These days it’s becoming harder and harder to find soul-satisfying stories. Will You Be My Mother is not a disappointment.
Jennifer Haupt contributes to a wide variety of magazines, and she is co-author of I’ll Stand by You: One Woman’s Mission to Heal the Children of the World. Jennifer’s Psychology Today blog, One True Thing, is collection of essays by a wide variety of authors as well as interviews. For more information, check out Jennifer’s web site and Facebook page.