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

By Anderson Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt

#1 New York Times Bestseller

A touching and intimate correspondence between Anderson Cooper and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, offering timeless wisdom and a revealing glimpse into their lives

Though Anderson Cooper has always considered himself close to his mother, his intensely busy career as a journalist for CNN and CBS affords him little time to spend with her. After she suffers a brief but serious illness at the age of ninety-one, they resolve to change their relationship by beginning a year-long conversation unlike any they had ever had before. The result is a correspondence of surprising honesty and depth in which they discuss 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 and an unconventional mom's life lessons for her grown son, The Rainbow Comes and Goes offers a rare window into their close relationship and fascinating life stories, including their tragedies and triumphs. In these often humorous and moving exchanges, they share their most private thoughts and the hard-earned truths they've learned along the way. In their words their distinctive personalities shine through--Anderson's journalistic outlook on the world is a sharp contrast to his mother's idealism and unwavering optimism.

An appealing memoir with inspirational advice, The Rainbow Comes and Goes is a beautiful and affectionate celebration of the universal bond between a parent and a child, and a thoughtful reflection on life, reminding us of the precious insight that remains to be shared, no matter our age.



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Intriguing an ideal Mother s/Father s Day gift, with the opening, Let s get to know each other better Affectionate, heartfelt, inspirational, and sometimes hilarious, the book s message is that it is never too late to cultivate a new relationship with your family and break down those walls of silence. --Bay Area Reporter"
Memoir readers (and Hollywood fans) will appreciate this book, especially those interested in relationships between mothers and sons. A perfect Mother s Day read. --Library Journal"
Entertaining and thoughtful moments exchanged between a mother and son who have spent much of their lives in the spotlight. --Kirkus"



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Publisher Harper Paperbacks
Publish date 01/01/2017
Pages 320
ISBN-13 9780062454959
ISBN-10 0062454951
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