It isn't that Bernadette Smyth's mom didn't love her and her 8 brothers and sisters. It's just that her cavalier, some might argue distant, attitude flies in the face of how we think of mothers.
Bernadette assures us it isn't just the fact that she grew up in Ireland, her mother was something of a standout even there. While it may have been tough on Bernie, it is great fun for an audience.
This story was recorded at Worth Repeating 's "Obsessions" show on December 12.