FC 009: Am I Really a Bad Mother or is the Bar Unrealistically High? - Guest: Ayelet Waldman (October 5, 2009)
Summary: When the headlines scream about a bad mother, famous or not, we can't seem to get enough. Those most intent on sucking the marrow out of these kinds of stories are mothers. In this podcast I talk with Ayelet Waldman, author of The New York Times bestseller "Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace" (Doubleday 2009). From her perspective as a mother of four, a wife, a writer, and an ardent feminist, Ayelet talks with passion and fearlessness about being a mom in the 21st century. About Ayelet Waldman Ayelet Waldman is writer whose books include The New York Times bestseller "Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace." Her other books include: "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits", "Daughter's Keeper" and the Mommy-Track Mysteries. Her personal essays have been published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines including the NY Times, Vogue and Parenting. Her radio commentaries have appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered." The film version of "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits", with Natalie Portman in the lead role, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2009. More info at: AyeletWaldman.com Subscribe to Family Confidential on iTunes: http://bit.ly/famconf Copyright © 2009-2018 Annie Fox and Electric Eggplant. All Rights Reserved.