Commentary: My Mother the Car Commentator John Sedgwick just inherited his mother's car. He felt a little funny about it, because the car reflected all of her personal quirks: her sunglasses were still on the gearshift; the stereo speakers were all turned off on one side, because she didn't like the music coming at her from everywhere. In fact, driving her car was a little like driving his mother. Sedgwick is the author of the novel The Education of Mrs. Bemis.
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Commentator John Sedgwick just inherited his mother's car. He felt a little funny about it, because the car reflected all of her personal quirks: her sunglasses were still on the gearshift; the stereo speakers were all turned off on one side, because she didn't like the music coming at her from everywhere. In fact, driving her car was a little like driving his mother. Sedgwick is the author of the novel The Education of Mrs. Bemis.