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About the Book This volume contains essays from celebrities ranging from Cindy Adams to Bobby Flay to Howie Mandel to Karenna Gore Schiff. Book Synopsis In I Love You, Mom!, Kelly Ripa and such luminaries as Sally Jesse Raphael, Diane Sawyer, Donna Hanover, Christine Todd Whitman, and Carole Black, each share a personal story about the most important person in their life -- their mother. Stories are told of countless acts of kindness, humorous tales of bad hair cuts, ugly prom gowns, dates gone wrong, to serious stories of strength in dealing with illness, divorce, and death. In addition, there are inspirational stories of triumph over adversity, and success after failure. These touching words of thanks and admiration come from all walks of life and remind us how mothers transform our lives, long after we've stopped being children, and even as we raise our own children. With blank pages for the reader to contribute their own loving story, I Love You, Mom! is a Mother's Day gift every mom will cherish. About the Author Kelly Ripa, formerly of All My Children, is cohost of Live! with Kelly and Michael. A mother herself, Kelly thanks her own mom for always being her best friend. Kelly lives in New York with her husband, actor Mark Consuelos, and their children. Mothers Against Drunk Driving is her charity of choice, and she has donated a portion of the proceeds from this book to MADD. Diane Clehane is a journalist and author who has reported on the lives of some of the world's most intriguing people for magazines, in books, and on television. She is a contributing editor at TV Guide. Her work appears regularly in many national publications, including People and Variety. She is the author of Diana: The Secrets of Her Style (GT Publishing).