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The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss

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The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss

A charming and intimate collection of correspondence between #1 New York Times bestselling author Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, that offers timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their lives.

Anderson Cooper’s intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS’ “60 Minutes” affords him little time to spend with his 91-year-old mother. After she briefly fell ill, he and Gloria began a conversation through e-mail unlike any they had ever had before --- a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discussed their lives, the things that matter to them, and what they still want to learn about each other.

Both a son’s love letter to his mother in her final years and an unconventional mother’s life lessons for her grown son, THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES offers a rare window into their close relationship and fascinating lives. In these often hilarious and touching exchanges, they share their most private thoughts and the hard-earned truths they’ve learned along the way. Throughout, their distinctive personalities shine through --- Anderson’s darker outlook on the world is a brilliant contrast to his mother’s idealism and unwavering optimism.

An appealing blend of memoir and inspirational advice, THE RAINBOW COMES AND GOES is a beautiful and affectionate celebration of the profound and universal bond between a parent and child, and, like TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, a thoughtful reflection on life and love, reminding us of the precious knowledge and insight that remains to be shared, no matter what age we are.

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son on Life, Love, and Loss
by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt

  • Publication Date: January 31, 2017
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
  • ISBN-10: 0062454951
  • ISBN-13: 9780062454959