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Mothers Who Think: Tales of Reallife Parenthood

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From the editors of Salon.com's cutting edge Web site, "Mothers Who Think," comes "an anthology of smart and lovely essays" (Chicago Sun Times) — provacative collection that challenges and changes our views of motherhood today.

Anne Lamott, Jayne Anne Phillips, Sallie Tisdale, Susan Straight, Jane Lazarre, Nora Okja Keller, Beth Kephart, Ariel Gore, Alex Witchel, and many other contemporary writers elevate the discussion of motherhood above the level of tantrum control and potty training. Irreverent, wistful, hilarious, fierce, and tender, these essays offer an unsparing look at the myths and realities, the serious and silly sides, the thankless and supremely satisfying aspects of being a mom — and are a testament to the notion that motherhood gives women more to think about, not less.

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Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood, which grew out of Salon's popular daily department of the same name, comprises nearly forty essays by writers grappling with the new and compelling ideas that motherhood has dangled before them. Elevating the discussion of motherhood above the level of tantrum control and potty training, this collection covers an unparalleled range of topics, from the impossibility of loving your children equally to raising a son without a father, from worrying that your privileged black child is becoming too "white" to the free-floating anger most mothers feel but wouldn't dare admit – except to other mothers. The intelligent, candid essays in Mothers Who Think are a testament to the notion that motherhood gives women more to think about, not less.

Coeditors Camille Peri and Kate Moses have assembled the best writing from the website's first two years, including works by "Mothers Who Think" regulars Anne Lamott, Chitra Divakaruni, Susie Bright, and Stephanie Coontz; eloquent new essays by Jayne Anne Phillips, Sallie Tisdale, Susan Straight, Jane Lazarre, Nora Okja Keller, Beth Kephart, Ariel Gore, and Alex Witchel; and more than a dozen un-forgettable new voices.

Irreverent, wistful, hilarious, fierce, tender, these essays offer an unsparing look at the myths and realities, serious and silly sides, and thankless and supremely satisfying aspects of being a mother.

About the Author

Camille Peri is the editor of "Mothers Who Think," the most popular feature in the online magazine Salon.com. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Parenting, Lear's, and Savvy.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

FOREWORD / ANNE LAMOTT

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Cyndi Haupt, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Cyndi Haupt)
Some of my favorite authors, plus many new to me, write about motherhood in wonderful and unexpected ways. This book entertained me and made me think.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671774684
Editor:
Peri, Camille; Moses, Kate
Editor:
Moses, Kate
Editor:
Peri, Camille
Editor:
Moses, Kate
Author:
Peri, Camille
Author:
Marneffe, Daphne
Author:
Moses, Kate
Foreword:
Lamott, Anne
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Criminals -- Biography.
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Parenting - Motherhood
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
18687
Publication Date:
April 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in 14.35 oz

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