27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother
On Sale: April 7, 2009
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In Eye of My Heart, twenty-seven smart, gutsy writers
explode myths and stereotypes and tell the whole crazy,
complicated truth about being a grandmother in today's
world. Among the contributors:
learns—the hard way—to keep her mouth shut and her opinions
Elizabeth Berg marvels at witnessing
her child give birth to her child.
makes amends for her shortcomings as a teenage mother.
Judith Viorst exposes the high-stakes competition for
Most Fabulous Grandchild.
Jill Nelson grapples with
mother-daughter tensions triggered by the birth of her
Judith Guest confesses her failed attempt
to emulate her own saintly grandmother.
Mukherjee transcends her strict Hindu upbringing to embrace
her adopted Chinese grand-daughters.
finds joy in grandmotherhood that she missed out on as a
Sallie Tisdale pays a high
price—financially and emotionally—for her fast-growing brood
Ellen Gilchrist reveals how
grandparenthood has eased her fear of death.
Giles is spurned by her toddler granddaughter during a trip
Susan Shreve finally accepts that she's
the grandmother, not the mother.
realizes, with relief, that she doesn't have to worry so
Abigail Thomas plots her escape when
she can't bear to bake one more cake.
Pogrebin longs to leave a lasting impression on her
Mary Pipher explores the primal role
of grandmothers in a fast-changing world.
groundbreaking collection, you will encounter the real
stories that usually go untold. Free of platitudes and
clichés, the essays in Eye of My Heart are linked by
a common thread: a love for grandchildren that knows no
bounds, despite inescapable obstacles and limitations.
1 comment posted.
Re: Eye of My Heart
I just found out I'm going to be a grandma, so this sounds like a perfect book.
(Candice Michalik 9:41am December 28, 2009)
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