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Released: 2012-09-04

Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness by Jessica Valenti


A provocative and intimate exploration of modern parenthood via “a gutsy young third wave feminist” – the new York times

If parenting is making american citizens unsatisfied, if it’s unattainable to “have all of it,” if other folks don’t have the industrial, social, or political systems needed to strengthen parenting, then why do it? And why are nervous new parents flocking to each Tiger mom and Bébé-liftr for recommendation on learn how to lift youngsters?

In Why Have kids?, Valenti discovers those debatable questions thru on-the-ground reporting, startling new analysis, and her own distinctive experiences as a mom. She moves beyond the black and white “mommy wars” over herbal parenting, self-discipline, and paintings-existence balance to discover a extra nuanced reality: one stuffed with ambivalence, joy, guilt, and exhaustion. A will have to read for fogeys as well as those bearing in mind starting a family, Why Have kids? is an explosive addition to the conversation approximately modern parenthood.

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author: Jessica Valentiwriter: Amazon PublishingBinding: Kindle versionLanguage: EnglishPages: 208

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