With A New Epilogue by editor Barbara GrahamIn this groundbreaking collection, twenty-seven smart, gutsy writers explode the clich+¬s and tell the real stories about what it's like to be a grandmother in today's world. Among the contributors:, ∗Judith Viorst exposes the high-stakes competition for Most Adored Nana., ∗Anne Roiphe learns to keep her mouth shut and her opinions to herself. , ∗Elizabeth Berg marvels at witnessing her child give birth to her child. , ∗Judith Guest confesses her failed attempt to be the perfect grandmother. , ∗Jill Nelson grapples with unforeseen mother-daughter tensions., ∗Ellen Gilchrist reveals how grandparenthood has eased her fear of death. , ∗Beverly Donofrio makes amends for her shortcomings as a teenage mother., ∗Bharati Mukherjee transcends her Hindu upbringing to embrace her adopted Chinese granddaughters., ∗Mary Pipher deconstructs the role of grandmother in our changing world.
Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother
27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother
Mind, Body & Spirit /
Family & Parenting