Book Tour and Giveaway: Praise of Motherhood

Phil Jourdan’s Praise of Motherhood is a memoir of sorts – a memoir of mourning. When his mother dies unexpectedly, Jourdan is left with memories of a mother who supported him through his troubled childhood, a mother who surely had some secret life, a mother who was his mother unabashed, regardless of any perceived faults.

His loss is accompanied by the useless platitudes from those who mourn with him. Jourdan writes candidly about his response to these good intentions.

But this is not just a memoir of loss – it is a tribute to a mother. Jourdan claims that his novel is not intended as general truth for all mother-child relationships; but in reality he strikes the nail on the head in his analysis of the bond between a mother and child, and the misconceptions a child has about its mother.

There is no doubt that Jourdan’s mother was remarkable and this is certainly a fitting tribute to her – but this novel is fitting for anyone who loves their mother, whether she is alive or not.

This book made me call my mother and talk with her, and soak up her love.

Jourdan employs a number of literary techniques, but never in a fashion that is confusing.

Disclaimer: I received this book for review from Novel Publicity as part of their week-long book tour.

As part of this special promotional extravaganza sponsored by Novel Publicity, the price of the Praise of Motherhood eBook edition is just 99 cents this week. What’s more, by purchasing this fantastic book at an incredibly low price, you can enter to win many awesome prizes. The prizes include $500 in Amazon gift cards and 5 autographed copies of the book.

All the info you need to win one of these amazing prizes is RIGHT HERE. Remember, winning is as easy as clicking a button or leaving a blog comment–easy to enter; easy to win!

About the author: Phil Jourdan fronts the lit-rock band Paris and the Hiltons, runs the fiction press Perfect Edge Books, and occasionally works on a PhD.

GIVEAWAY: WordPress is being lame and won’t let me use Rafflecopter here. Boo. So, if you are interested in the giveaway (of course you are!) visit Novel Publicity’s page here.

Note: The text in the three photo’s are direct quotes from the book.


  1. Paige says:

    Wanted to stop by and say thank you for linking up for blogworking wed! I hope you met some great new bloggers!

  2. What a fantastic review! Love the quotes you pulled and how you set them up. I even saw the author share one on Facebook 😉

    Thank you for joining us on this tour, and please take a moment to cross-post to Amazon and GoodReads!

    1. Ah wow, thank you for visiting! And it was so kind of Phil Jourdan for sharing this too. I really enjoyed the opportunity to read and review this book!

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