Why is my mother getting a tattoo?: and other questions I wish I never had to ask

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Despite her forty years and a successful career as a rock journalist, Jancee Dunn still feels like a teenager, especially around her parents and sisters. Looking around, Dunn realizes that she’s not alone in this regression: Her friends, all with successful jobs, marriages, and families of their own, still feel like kids around their moms and dads, too. That gets Dunn to thinking: Do we ever really grow up?Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo? explores this phenomenon–through both Dunn’s coming to grips with getting older and her folks’ attempts to turn back the clock. In a series of hilarious and heartwarming essays, Dunn conspires with her sisters to finagle their way into the old family homestead, dissects the whys and wherefores of her parents’ obsession with newspaper clippings, confronts the seamy side of the JC Penney catalogs she paged through as a kid, and accompanies her sixtysomething mother to a New Jersey tattoo parlor, where Mom is giddy to get a raven inked onto her wrist. And Dunn does it all with humor and insight.
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table_of_contents Triple-sausage stuffing with sausage sauce -- The hidden dangers lurking in your bathroom sink -- They don't make designer colostomy bags -- The joys of a breakfast buffet -- Sure are a lot of memories in this garage -- Salty, sweet, gritty blobs of joy -- You can't go wrong with puppies -- Mister soft e. coli -- Hug them and squeeze them for me -- You don't have to get crazy -- Secure your wig with extra hairpins before lovemaking -- Don't be weird -- His 'n' hers tiger-print underwear in soft, shape-retaining fabric -- You make me feel like dancing -- I never knew it could be like this -- This is a prank, right? -- I'm gettin' a tattoo.
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title Why is my mother getting a tattoo? : and other questions I wish I never had to ask
title_display Why is my mother getting a tattoo? : and other questions I wish I never had to ask
title_full Why is my mother getting a tattoo? : and other questions I wish I never had to ask / Jancee Dunn
title_short Why is my mother getting a tattoo? :
title_sort why is my mother getting a tattoo? and other questions i wish i never had to ask
title_sub and other questions I wish I never had to ask