"Love! Laugh! Panic! Life with My Mother" by Rosemary Mild released

Award-winning writer Rosemary Mild's latest book now available nationwide
HONOLULU - April 2, 2014 - PRLog -- Magic Island Literary Works announces the release of Love! Laugh! Panic!: Life with My Mother. The latest book by award-winning writer Rosemary Mild, Love! Laugh! Panic! is now available in a trade paper edition (ISBN 978-0-9838597-7-2, 130 pages, $9.95) and eBook edition ($6.99).

Don’t we all have mixed emotions about our mothers? That sentiment echoes loudly—and often hilariously—throughout the pages of Love! Laugh! Panic!, Rosemary Pollack Mild’s tribute to her own complicated mother, Luby Pollack.

Luby was a mother like no other: extraordinarily talented, yet extraordinarily difficult to live with. She was many things: a skilled journalist, a popular book author, club woman extraordinaire—a true leader, and even an artist of sorts. But Luby Pollack often had a daunting role to play. In the delivery room during Rosemary’s birth, Luby’s psychiatrist husband ordered her not to make any noise during labor, as it was “unseemly for a doctor’s wife.”

Rosemary grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When she set out to write a book strictly about herself, she found daunting circumstances of her own (Luby went so far as to rewrite Rosemary’s ninth-grade autobiography assignment). Originally intending to publish a selection of personal essays, Rosemary discovered that Mother popped up on every page. Looming. Encouraging. Warning. Always the Protagonist, the Star, the Heroine, the Antagonist—and sometimes, from the viewpoint of a loving but ornery daughter, the Villain.

Part memoir, part love letter to a larger-than-life mother, Love! Laugh! Panic! is a wholly engaging and irresistible tale.  Cleverly and endearingly told, Love! Laugh! Panic! includes recollections from Rosemary’s brother, John, articles written by Luby Pollack, and photos. Alternately humorous, heartwarming and heartbreaking, Love! Laugh! Panic! is a tender and touching tribute.

In this universally appealing and relatable story, Rosemary paints a vibrant portrait of her mother—a woman whose mental toughness belied her physical frailty; a woman whose desire to succeed was overwhelming to the point of compulsion; and a woman who, above all, loved her children passionately and worked tirelessly to make their lives better.

Rosemary Mild is an award-winning essayist and coauthor of mystery novels and stories with her husband, Larry. Her essays have appeared in the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Washington Woman, and elsewhere. A graduate of Smith College, she is a longtime Maryland resident who now resides in Hawaii with her husband.

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