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Mother Said: Poems Hardcover – 1 May 1996

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  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Publications; 1 edition (1 May 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517704978
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517704974
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,749,066 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A collection of humorous poetry looks at the lighter side of motherhood, capturing topics ranging from lipstick and girlfriends to friendly motherly warnings.

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eath in December of 1993, Estelle Sirowitz ladled out the usual maternal advice--from wearing clean underwear (without holes), to believing in God, and keeping limbs inside windows of moving vehicles.  The difference lay not in her delivery but in the recipient: her son Hal.<br><br>Nearly fourteen years ago Sirowitz began turning his mother's advice into poetry--never showing her exactly what came of her ranting and raving about a ketchup jar:<br><br>Deformed Finger<br>Don't stick your finger in the ketchup bottle, <br>Mother said. It might get stuck, &<br>then you'll have to wait for your father <br>to get home to pull it out. He<br>won't be happy to find a dirty fingernail<br>squirming in the ketchup that he's going to use<br>on his hamburger.  He'll yank it out so hard<br>that for the rest of your life you won't<br>be able to wear a ring on that finger.<br>And if you ever get a girlfriend, & <br>you hold hands, she's bound to

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5.0 out of 5 starshits to the bone, the funny one
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