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

Published: 2016-04-05
Hardcover : 304 pages
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#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 ...

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#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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  "Open, Honest Conversation Between Mother & Son"by zodejodie4 (see profile) 12/31/19

4.5 Stars An open, honest conversation between Mother & Son wherein each learns about the other & shares thoughts on life, love, & loss. Because Anderson Cooper & Gloria Vanderbilt decided they wanted... (read more)

 
  "The Rainbow Comes and Goes"by nmsanders34488 (see profile) 05/04/18

Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt are really interesting people.

 
by AnnFant (see profile) 10/26/17

 
by [email protected] (see profile) 10/24/17

I thought the book was interesting. It gives a look into life the of the rich and famous. I thought that Gloria was pretty candid about her private life. She told things about herself that were very personal.... (read more)

 
by misspageturner (see profile) 01/21/17

 
by Traci13 (see profile) 07/29/16

 
by thetapolo (see profile) 06/22/16

 
  "The Rainbow Comes and Goes"by Rebecca (see profile) 06/09/16

Very interesting way to portray the book. It was written from the emails between Son, Anderson Cooper, and his Mom, Gloria Vanderbilt. But it was very well written and the ending was so be... (read more)

 
  "Insight into another world"by Campfield (see profile) 06/07/16

I enjoyed this book, while i felt as if several details were glazed over. It appears the purpose of this was a conversation between a mother and son and not a tell all book.

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