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Hello Mama Goodbye: Memories of a Caregiver

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    Billie Biederman(Author)

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"In HELLO MAMA GOODBYE, Billie Biederman's stories and characters (all true and real people, by the way) jumped right off the page and took root in my heart. I'd forgotten how good it can feel to laugh and cry at the same time. No matter how different our backgrounds are from others', there is one common denominator that we all strive for, because it's the one thing that can save us. . . LOVE. Billie Biederman has written a beautiful, funny and heart-warming love story. I feel better for having read it. —Carol Burnett “To produce this beautiful book, Billie Biederman needed to have a remarkable mother, a colossal memory and an engaging writing style. Every caregiver and potential caregiver should read this. Everyone else will also enjoy reading it.” —Hugh Downs “Writing about the journey I took with Mama is wedded to a wish to make the elderly around us more visible, to stir a sense of their worth and identity, so who and what they were is not forgotten; so that when and if they need us, they are not forsaken.” —Billie Biederman

Billie Biederman, a native New Yorker, had youthful dreams of a life on the stage. Almost all of her jobs were in show business, on both coasts, albeit behind the scenes. In her early twenties she supported herself by organizing the files of comedy writers which almost cost her her sense of humor. Her sixteen-year work experience in an exclusive talent management agency (whose clients included Carol Burnett, Hugh Downs, Arlene Francis, Bess Myerson, Jonathan Winters and other luminaries in theater, television, and film) prepared her to strike out on her own as an independent Personal Manager, representing young hopefuls and established performers. At that time she also chose to undertake the care of her beloved, aging mother. This led her to the deeply emotional and spiritual journey that served to transform her as a daughter, a woman, a writer and storyteller. “Hello Mama Goodbye” is to be followed by “LUDLOW STREET,” an endearing historic account of Billie’s childhood on the Lower East Side. She also intends to publish the numerous essays that are proliferating on her computer, under several titles.

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Book details

  • PDF | 312 pages
  • Billie Biederman(Author)
  • LopsideDown Press / Billie Biederman (May 9, 2012)
  • English
  • 7
  • Biographies & Memoirs

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  • By 100thMonkey on April 14, 2009

    Here is a wonderful book to spend a springtime with. The subject...Mama Biederman, a lovely warm Bubby of your very own. Her daughter Billie tells the story with honesty and detail. It grows on you, each little chapter bringing the desire for more. Take it in bites or a whole meal like Mama's wonderful chicken dinners and you will leave it knowing this mother and daughter and reveling in your own self-reflection. I loved it!

  • By Erin on June 15, 2011

    Mama is a delightful human being who practices what she preaches (or better yet what she sets as an example) without even trying. I came to love her and admire her and knowing her would have been so wonderful. Written by her daughter, Billie, there are many lessons to be learned from Mama as well as Billie, whose honest and straight forward delivery of this story are admirable. A good read!!

  • By ptoben on December 3, 2014

    I laughed...I cried...I learned to appreciate my mother a lot more while she's still with me. Loved this book!

  • By M. Young on August 5, 2011

    Reading this book made me think of the old TV show "I Remember Mama".....Anyone who ever loved his or her mother can identify with Billie and Mama.....no matter how young or old they are. A good read ...... and if they are lucky enough to actually meet the author then they are twice blessed!

  • By Golden Dove on January 21, 2009

    Delighted meet Mama, and daughter, and the rest of the group and follow their real-life charming adventures. Makes you feel like one of the family.

  • By Guest on April 25, 2017

    “In Hello Mama Goodbye, Billie Biederman’s stories and characters (all true and real people, by the way) jumped right off the page and took root in my heart. I’d forgotten how good it can feel to laugh and cry at the same time. No matter how different our backgrounds are from others’, there is one common denominator that we all strive for, because it’s the one thing that can save us. . . LOVE. Billie Biederman has written a beautiful, funny and heart-warming love story. I feel better for having read it.” —Carol Burnett“What a lovely, loving tribute to a remarkable woman! Making the acquaintance of your mother was a deeply satisfyingexperience. But, in addition, I was constantly aware of how rich and beautiful your writing was. I hope you’re working on another book.” —Sheldon Harnick“Your book was such an inspiration to me and brought me to tears countless times. Your Mother was a gem and I’m so proud to say I know you. I will always think of you when I believe life is tough and the lessons I’ve learned through your book—especially patirnce!”—James West, Restauranteur“To produce this beautiful book, Billie Biederman needed to have a remarkable mother, a colossal memory and an engaging writing style. Every caregiver and potential caregiver should read this. Everyone else will also enjoy reading it.” —Hugh Downs


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