Samantha Hahn created a collection of touching quotes as a personalised baby shower gift for Joanna Goddard, from the popular lifestyle blog, Cup of Jo. Illustrated in an elegant yet updated approach to the subject, Samantha was encouraged to publish a gift book that would offer a fresh perspective into the world of motherhood quote collections. Curated with quotes from beloved literary figures, journalists, artists, modern authors and human right activists, Samantha illustrates each adage in her signature, chic, watercolour style.
"A mother is a story with no beginning." - Meghan O'Rourke, New Yorker
"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity."- Eleanor Roosevelt
"If you become a bird and fly away from me," said his mother, "I will be a tree that you come home to." - Margaret Wise Brown, The Runaway Bunny
"When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway."- Erma Bombeck
"The danger in motherhood. You relive your early self, through the eyes of your own mother."- Joyce Carol Oates, The Gravedigger's Daughter
Samantha Hahn's lush and ethereal watercolours have been exhibited internationally. She works with a range of clients including New York Magazine, J.Crew, Elle Magazine, Marc Jacobs, Random House, Assouline, and Chronicle. Her first solo book, Well-Read Women: Portraits of Fiction's Most Beloved Heroines, has been described as "an instant classic" and "the perfect convergence of literature and art." Samantha lives in New York City with her family.