If you’ve ever forwarded an e-mail gem from your mom to your friends, this one’s for you. This hilarious new book Love, Mom: Poignant, Goofy Brilliant Messages from Home, based on the website www.postcardsfromyomomma.com, gathers funny, weird and touching emails, text messages, and IM conversations from moms (who sometimes abuse exclamation points and don’t realize that typing in all caps means shouting). This is my favorite entry:
AMANDA, THIS MORNING AROUND 630, I WAS OUTSIDE RAKING SOME LEAVES. ALL OF A SUDDEN, I SAW A NEW PINK GERBER DAISY THAT HAD JUST PEAKED THROUGH THE SURFACE. IT SAID TO ME, "GOODMORNING MOM, IT IS ME, AMANDA" SO THERE.! WHAT A NICE WAY TO START MY DAY!!! AND GOOD MORNING TO YOU TOO! I LOVE YOU MOM.