Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now
Based on the sensational national performance movement, Listen to Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now (2015) is an anthology of personal stories about mothers—being one, having one, losing one, and everything in between. In the tradition of Bitch in the House, these essays celebrate and validate what it means to be a mother today. These contributors offer personal stories on topics that range from adoption, assimilation, emptying nests, first-time motherhood, never-motherhood, foster-parenting, infertility, loss, rock-and-roll parenting, single-parenting, LGBTQ parenting, special-needs parenting, step-mothering, surrogacy, mothering through illness, mothering through unsolicited advice—all with wit and humor, in prose as poetic and powerful as it is honest and frank. Their stories go straight to the heart of motherhood. Named one of POPSUGAR’s Best Books of 2015!
The reviews are in: “Presents motherhood in all its multitudinous iterations…” —Elle
“Touching and humorous anthology.”—Family Circle
“Brimming with essays from quick-witted, unique writers—ranging from new voices to established ones like Jenny Lawson and Jennifer Weiner—this book covers all parenting territory. Part of it is funny and a lot of it is tear-jerking… You may find yourself staying up way past your bedtime because this one is so hard to put down.” —Parents magazine
“Lively personal stories.”—Cosmopolitan
“Writers reflect on wisdom gleaned from the women who raised them, motherhood and more in this charming, often funny essay collection.”—Good Housekeeping
“This frank, funny, and touching anthology…discusses the complex and diverse array of parenting experiences, from step-motherhood to infertility, and everything in between.”—Real Simple
Knowing Pains: Women on Love, Sex and Work in our 40s
Knowing Pains: Women on Love, Sex, and Work in our 40’s (2009) is an anthology whose profits go to support Breast Cancer Action.
What readers say:
“I love this book! Such great insight on life in your 40’s and it certainly applies to those of us still in our 30’s. Each chapter is well-written by a different author, about their life experiences. This is a must read!”