"You're hitched, for better and for worse, in sickness and in health, in shopping and in endless family gossip," writes Lorraine Bodger in I'm Happy If You're Happy. Every mother will want a copy to give to her daughter; every daughter will want one for her mother.
Without a doubt, the bond between mothers and daughters is indestructible. Through every milestone event, every crisis, every joy, mothers and daughters are there for each other, even when they don't always see eye to eye. What daughter hasn't exclaimed in dismay, "Oh no, I sound just like my mother!" And what mother hasn't shouted in frustration, "Just you wait until you're a mother. Then you'll understand!" Both mothers and daughters will smile as they recognize the moments in this book:
* That sooner or later you're going to turn into your mother. It's destiny.
* How consistently your maternal advice ricochets off the wall of your teenaged daughter's disdain.
* That sometimes it's not too clear who's the mother and who's the daughter here.
* Guilt, guilt, and more guilt.
Both sassy and sweet, I'm Happy If You're Happy is a gift to mothers and daughters that says, "I get you, and you get me. And I always will."