Bad Mother by Ayelet Waldman

“Most of the mothers I know will see themselves reflected in these wise pages, and will find long-overdue comfort here.” — Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

Covering topics as diverse as the hysteria of competitive parenting (Whose toddler can recite the planets in order from the sun?), the relentless pursuits of the Bad Mother police, balancing the work-family dynamic, and the bane of every mother’s existence (homework, that is), Bad Mother illuminates the anxieties that riddle motherhood today, while providing women with the encouragement they need to give themselves a break.

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