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She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother: A Memoir Bryan Batt She Ain t Heavy She s My Mother A Memoir Gayle Batt is the kind of lady who throws elegant cocktail parties while wearing layers of silk chiffon dripping pearls and eight months pregnant She is the kind of woman who says anyhoo and calls e

  • Title: She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother: A Memoir
  • Author: Bryan Batt
  • ISBN: 9780307588852
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Hardcover
  • She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother: A Memoir Bryan Batt Gayle Batt is the kind of lady who throws elegant cocktail parties while wearing layers of silk chiffon, dripping pearls, and eight months pregnant She is the kind of woman who says anyhoo and calls everyone Dahlin or a special pet name With hair, makeup, and nails always done to perfection, she triumphs rather than crumbles when infidelity, alcoholism, cancer, orGayle Batt is the kind of lady who throws elegant cocktail parties while wearing layers of silk chiffon, dripping pearls, and eight months pregnant She is the kind of woman who says anyhoo and calls everyone Dahlin or a special pet name With hair, makeup, and nails always done to perfection, she triumphs rather than crumbles when infidelity, alcoholism, cancer, or any form of adversity attempts to shatter her family Endearing and enduring, Gayle is a big hearted, strong willed true Southern belle and she taught her son everything he knows about being a man.In She Ain t Heavy, She s My Mother, Bryan Batt, the actor who plays Sal Romano on the Emmy, Golden Globe, and Peabody Award winning Mad Men, chronicles his life and his mother s supportive presence in it.From growing up gay below the Mason Dixon Line to landing principal roles on Broadway his first was on roller skates playing a singing and dancing boxcar in Starlight Express and later on the picture perfect sets of TV s Mad Men, to opening the ever popular Hazelnut boutique in his hometown of New Orleans with his partner, Bryan weaves a touching and hilarious story of the South, showbiz, and an unshakable bond between mother and son.
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    1. Upfront admission I ve never watched a single episode of Mad Men However, I saw Bryan Batt on Emeril Lagasse s program a while ago and he was tremendously charming and entertaining He also talked about this book, and I put a hold on it at the library.I was entertained by Batt s reminisces, both about his theatrical career, being a closeted gay man who eventually found the courage to come out when playing a gay man on stage, and about his mother Gayle Batt told his stories with good humor and sty [...]

    2. Bryan Batt, the author, is an actor celebrity from New Orleans and is on the Board of Trustees for the agency I work for, the NO AIDS Task Force In this memoir, he talks about his life in New Orleans and then in New York, growing up very close to his mother and as a gay man growing up in the Deep South His mother is a very colorful character who clearly loves her son and his writing shows how much love he has for her Was a surprisingly fun read.

    3. This was a wonderful and funny book I have never seen Bryan Batt act, but if he acts as good as he writes, an oscar is not far off What a wonderful tribute to his mother, no wonder she s so proud of him I just wish the book was longer because I so enjoyed reading it.

    4. Fluffy, fun reminiscence about life in New Orleans circa 60s, 70s Bryan Batt s love letter to his childhood and his mom, of course, is a lot of fun This book is one of three I purchased at the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival earlier this year.

    5. I grabbed this book on the last day my Borders was open, for 50 cents It has been a slow yet pleasant read Though, pleasant in the way one may enjoy a good dinner conversation You may find it sweet or amusing and even sometimes emotional, but you wouldn t necessary record it down for others Bryan s relationship with his mother is sweet and her ability to press ever on through all her hardships is also encouraging Her story is interesting, as is her personality, but I can t help but feel the book [...]

    6. Real quick read Read 90% of it on a plane ride Bryan Batt is simply wonderful Loved reading about him and his adorable mother

    7. I got this book because I love, love, love the show Mad Men The character of Sal was not included last season, so I googled the actor to see if I could find out if Sal is returning to the show.That s when I found out about the book, downloaded it to my Kindle, and enjoyed the rideuh, read.My best take away How fortunate that this man was raised with so much love, was so nurtured and accepted, that he felt confident to break away and pursue his dreams And along the way, he found lasting love He s [...]

    8. I started this book and was very excited by it since I adore Bryan Batt, but I just couldn t get into it I felt like I needed to know the people in the book personally to get into the stories and I had the same problem I tend to have with a lot of biographical books, which is that the timeline seems muddled and hard to follow I always want biographical books to follow a set timeline and reference years so I know what we are talking about Batt s writing is entertaining and I may try this book aga [...]

    9. I loved reading an actor s memoir that takes its narrative arc from his relationship with his mother The writing is smart and entertaining if a little too self aware and slightly unreal sometimes There were moments where I kept asking myself, Why him Why this particular notable but not necessarily famous actor And then I realized it s because he had a unique story to tell It was a terrific vacation read.

    10. I picked this up because I enjoyed his non fiction decorating book so much and it mentioned on the jacket that he d written this memoir also Recommended mostly for people from New Orleans and fans of his acting and or home design work A quick, light read aabout a man and his mom Fun and fluffy even when covering serious topics.

    11. Entertaining biography of the author actor s mother Born and raised in New Orleans, his mother was a larger than life character in his world she faced numerous crises with humor and strength and enjoyed her son s eventual success on the stage and screen including his current role on the successful Mad Men.

    12. Funny, easy read about growing up in Nawlins with an Auntie Mame ish mother and typical dysfunctional extended family All the things we love about growing up southern The author is the Mad Men actor, Bryan Batt.

    13. Bryan Batt is utterly delightful And now I m even sadder that he s off Mad Men.I know his mother well I ve never met her personally, but she is a classic New Orleans lady, and intensely wonderful.Such a sweet, touching, funny book.

    14. I think it helps if you are from New Orleans to read this memoir by Bryan Batt It is a fond look back at his childhood and the role the women in his life played especially his mother His triumphs in New York and the realization that he is gay is all explored here.

    15. If you are a Mad Men fan, you ll enjoy this funny memoir by the actor that plays Sal His mother is a force to be reckoned with

    16. Loved this book Bryann Batt tells a great story about his colorful character of a southern belle mother It s worth the read.

    17. I had seen him on the View and LOVED him Went right out and bought the book It was okay but not great He is so funny though

    18. There s hardly anything appealing than a man who really loves his family, and Batt does, through all their foibles This was a fun read.

    19. Most interesting story I loved the descriptions of New Orleans Being from Louisiana, it was a treat to read this book Great, funny, strong family.

    20. Nice, humorous little memoir written by one of the actors on Mad Men focusing on his charming Southern mother and her eccentricities I love it when men love their mothers.

    21. Bryan Batt found fame on Mad Men but has always relied on his mother s love to help him get through This is a touching look back with stories from his life that center around his mother.

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