If you spend even a little bit of time following Canadian music icon Jann Arden on social media, you'll know that her parents played an integral part in her life. In her new book, Feeding My Mother, which was released this week via Peguin Random House, Arden candidly shares how her life has changed since her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and her father's passing two years ago.
The singer opens up about how the mother-daughter roles have been reversed, where she now cares for her mother daily and cooks for her in the kitchen most nights of the week. Though not a completely food-focused book, Arden is a food lover through-and-through, and with that in mind, Feeding My Mother emphasizes the emotional power of cooking and feeding one another. The idea of relationship building and bonding over preparing and eating together is ever-present.
When life gives you lemons in the form of something as challenging as Alzheimer's, Arden's new book showcases how one can still make plenty of lemonade.