Mother Daughter Me

Katie Hafner is a journalist who has written for The New York Times on healthcare and technology. She has also worked at Newsweek and BusinessWeek, written for The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Wired, The New Republic, The Huffington Post, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She is the author of five works of non-fiction including Cyberpunk and A Romance on Three Legs.

In her latest book, a memoir, called Mother Daughter Me, Katie writes about when in the summer of 2009 she invited her 77-year-old mother, Helen, to move into her San Francisco home with her and her teenage daughter Zoë. Katie was hoping her mom would stay a year. A few months later by springtime, her mother had moved out.

In Katie Hafner’s first personal narrative, she comes to terms with her difficult childhood and accepts the mother that she never quite had forgiven. Katie talks about how her mother when Katie was growing up was a single mother with alcoholism and neglected her children eventually leading her to lose custody of her two daughters. Katie and her mother then begin therapy to resolve their issues.

Make sure to check out this honest and engaging memoir!


Reese, Hope. “‘Mother Daughter Me’ by Katie Hafner.” Boston Globe. N.p., 18 July 2013. Web. 14 Aug. 2013. <>.


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