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

Book Cover
Average Rating
Pub. Date:
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.
More Details
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 645947cf-c9eb-e9f0-70cf-8701af8f085f
Grouping Title why is my mother getting a tattoo and other questions i wish i never had to ask
Grouping Author dunn jancee
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-10-03 04:49:02AM
Last Indexed 2019-05-25 04:55:45AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Dunn, Jancee.
author_display Dunn, Jancee
available_at_arlington Columbia Pike
collection_arlington Adult Nonfiction
detailed_location_arlington Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 645947cf-c9eb-e9f0-70cf-8701af8f085f
isbn 9780345501929
item_details ils:.b13111589|.i14200594|Columbia Pike Adult Nonfiction|306.874 DUNN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Jan 02, 2018|oan||
itype_arlington Paperback
last_indexed 2019-05-25T08:55:45.642Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington 306.874 DUNN
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Columbia Pike
primary_isbn 9780345501929
publishDate 2009
record_details ils:.b13111589|Book|Books||English|Villard,|[2009]|viii, 208 pages ; 21.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13111589 .i14200594 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Adult children -- Family relationships -- United States -- Case studies, Journalists -- United States -- Biography, Parent and adult child -- United States -- Case studies
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_sub and other questions I wish I never had to ask