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FREE EBOOK Ò EPUB You Shouldnt Call Me Mommy é 9780985667603 ½ Orphaned by his parents and his artificial mother and abandoned by his older brother at a young age Jay spends most of his adulthood serving as a government therapist to those like him He considers his own happiness proof of success in his careeD occupied by his wife Sasha and their two children is not as idyllic as it seemsWhen Jay’s older brother Ian returns Jay finds himself torn between the happy bubble he resides in and helping his troubled brother keep his own children out of the hands of the very institution Jay serves Can Jay save Ian You Shouldn't Call Me Mommy is an intriguing look at a not too distant future where the messy parts of life are handled by humaniforms androids who are assigned to do what people are too busy too sueamish or too distanced to do The Guardians provide androids to deal with loved ones in nursing homes as babysitters and nurses or to raise orphaned children At first they were identifiably metallic but now they are difficult to tell from real humansTom Chen was assigned a nannybot when his parents died He grew to love the android as a mother and was devastated when he reached the age of 18 and his beloved mom was recycled Tom thinks of it as murder When his older brother and his wife divorce Ian asks Tom to help him prove to the Guardians that he doesn't need help to raise his children Tom begins to uestion the existence of the androids and their affect on the human families they interact with Who are the Guardians and how do they decide? Would his life be different if his older brother had raised him instead of Mom? When Tom finds the answers to his uestions he is surprisedAnd so was I

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While holding onto the loving memories of his artificial mother and all that he believes in? More importantly does he even want to?You Shouldn’t Call Me Mommy is a story about the difficult journey of self discovery one that explores the power of truth over illusion and the meaning of a mother’s lov This book is not something that I would normally read Most of my time is spent reading whodunits When I read this I was reminded of 1984 Jay had a bit of Winston in him especially because of his naivete The guardians and humaniforms also reminded me of Big Brother and the telescreens It took me a while to finally come around and really read this book I was surprised that I enjoyed it but I also found myself overwhelmed at some points There was a lot going on a lot of sub plots This is by no means a mindless read it took a bit of coordination for lack of a better word to try to remember everything that was going on between all the different characters At points I was confused by some things You get thrown into a futuristic world no explanation of when or the technological advances Also I'm ignorant to many chinese cultures Overall I liked this book I'm just not sure that it's something that would leave me craving or make me want to reread

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You Shouldnt Call Me Mommy Orphaned by his parents and his artificial mother and abandoned by his older brother at a young age Jay spends most of his adulthood serving as a government therapist to those like him He considers his own happiness proof of success in his career and life Little does he know that his picture perfect worl We live in an increasingly technological age Everywhere you look people are glued to their laptops tablets iPods and Smartphones One can’t help wonder whether all this technology is really making things easier for us We’re connected yes but we’re also less involved with each other on human levels We’re in constant touch electronically but there’s a layer of distance between us that sometimes feels immense Susan Tsui’s YOU SHOULDN’T CALL ME MOMMY is set in a near future America where technology has moved into a new phase Government sponsored robots called “humaniforms” have taken over caregiving roles for most of the population These humaniforms have silvery metallic “skin” and bald heads but they seem to possess an uncanny ability to relate sympathetically with those in need whether they be elderly parents in nursing homes or orphaned children needing someone to raise them This system not only provides safe and dependable care for adults and children but it frees up both family members and social service organizations from the duties and responsibilities of tiresome caregiving Sounds good right? Maybe but Tsui’s take on things is both eye opening and thought provokingYOU SHOULDN’T CALL ME MOMMY is narrated by 32 year old therapist Ray who was raised by a humaniform “Mom” after the death of his parents in a car accident when he was six years old Ray’s older brother Ian who was eighteen at the time of their parents’ death hasn’t seen or spoken to Ray in fourteen years Something happened when Ray turned eighteen that tore the brothers apart So when Ian shows up out of the blue to ask Ray to testify for him in a custody case involving his two daughters Ian is determined to prevent the government from assigning a humaniform “parent” to his children Ray is understandably torn Ian wants Ray to testify under oath that humaniforms are not valid caregivers even though Ray is a diehard humaniform believer he loved his humaniform mom with all his heart While Ray’s struggle with Ian makes up a great part of the story there’s a lot going on Ray’s wife Sasha works for an odd church that attracts an eclectic mix of people Why do they all seem nervous whenever Ray stops by to help with church programs? Why is Ian paranoid about the government employed Guardians who act as supervisors for the humaniforms and overseers for therapists like Ray? Why is Sasha’s elderly mother resentful of her humaniform caregiver and angry with Ray? And what do the Guardians have in mind for the future of humaniforms and for Ray?There are some very important issues in this book and Tsui forces us to face some very uncomfortable truths As life gets easier and easier because of and technological advances we find ourselves less and less connected with each other on an intimate human level Is it enough to provide safe and dependable care for our aging parents or young children or is something reuired of us as human beings? Anyone who has ever dropped their kids off at a daycare center or been forced to place an elderly parent in a nursing home will relate to the issues facing Ray and Ian in this novel We all want wh