Dispatches From A Not-so-perfect Life
Or How I Learned to Love the House, the Man, the ChildBook - 2003
When Faulkner Fox's essay on motherhood, "What I Learned from Losing My Mind," appeared on Salon.com, her candid, irreverent wrangling with the perplexing issues facing modern moms struck such a chord with thousands of women around the nation that Salon re-ran the piece twice. In Dispatches from a Not-So-Perfect Life, Fox tackles head-on the dirty little secret that there's a whole universe of women out there who are quietly conflicted about the roles they are asked to play as spouses and mothers, even when they ostensibly "have it all." In her wise, intimate, and poetic voice, Fox chronicles the barbed negotiations between women and their partners over housework and childcare; the corrosive sleep-deprivation that can lead to depression; the internal conflicts over career ambition versus the desire to be super-mom; and the oppressively unrealistic expectations with which even the most energetic moms have to deal. Part memoir, part parenting book, part cultural analysis, Fox's unforgettable narrative crackles with passion, humor, and truth.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2003.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 260 p. ;,22 cm.