[EPUB] ✓ Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write About Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race, and Themselves | BY ß Kate Moses Kate Moses #2020


  • Title: Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write About Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race, and Themselves
  • Author: Kate Moses Kate Moses
  • ISBN: 9780060598792
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback

  • Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write About Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race, and Themselves By Kate Moses Kate Moses The challenges facing mothers in the twenty first century go well beyond tantrum control and potty training Camille Peri and Kate Moses, the founding editors of Salon s Mothers Who Think column and the subsequent anthology of the same name, have once again compiled a selection of intimate and fiercely honest essays on the profound issues that affect women and theirThe challenges facing mothers in the twenty first century go well beyond tantrum control and potty training Camille Peri and Kate Moses, the founding editors of Salon s Mothers Who Think column and the subsequent anthology of the same name, have once again compiled a selection of intimate and fiercely honest essays on the profound issues that affect women and their children.Because I Said So offers thirty three unique perspectives on motherhood from such writers as Janet Fitch, Mariane Pearl, Ayelet Waldman, Mary Roach, Rosellen Brown, Mary Morris, and Ana Castillo Witty and wise, their stories range from the anguish of giving up child custody to the guilt of having sex in an era of sexless marriages from learning to love the full speed testosterone chaos of boys to raising girls in a pervasively sexualized culture from facing racial and religious intolerance to surviving cancer and rap simultaneously This is the collective voice of real mothers in all their humor, anger, vulnerability, grace, and glory.
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    Commentaires:

    MichelleMarie
    I don t usually read a lot of essay books but I really enjoyed this one well worth the one dollar I paid for it If you ever read it I have madea list of the essays that I thought are worth reading and the ones that are a MUST READ ask me for it There were some interesting things about life and loss and mother teenager relationships and about surrogacy, and some definatly well written ones about race and diversity I will for sure pick this one up to read again I think I enjoyed it most because of [...]

    Elaine
    I read this for the Ayelet Waldman essay which is staggering and wise.

    Ciara
    a collection of essays on being a mother this is in fact the second anthology generated by salon s defunct mothers who think column can t pretend that i am crazy about the mothers who think moniker doesn t that imply that there are also mothers presumably, not salon readers that don t think while that may be true, it seems unnecessarily judgmental dichotic, as do than a few of these essays i don t think the contributors necessarily intend to come across as smug know it alls casting aspersions o [...]

    Frank Jude
    I savored this book Edited by Camille Peri and Kate Moses, the founding editors of Salon s Mothers Who Think column and the anthology of the same name put together this anthology of 33 essays written by a diverse group of brave women about the challenges, joys and pains of motherhood I say brave because they are for the most part unflinching in their honesty and naked revelations.This isn t to say this is a heavy read There are some essays that made me laugh my ass off And plenty of sweet, poign [...]

    Oraynab Jwayyed
    I enjoyed this book much than I anticipated, mainly because personal essay based books are all I ve been reading lately What I enjoyed about this one was my ability and desire to relate to many of the writers Whereas in the past I would have started in on my self righteous moral compass on those essays that discussed infidelity or abandoning children, I found myself understanding the arguments made by the women who were vilified for those decisions Not that I sympathized with those essays that [...]

    Katie
    I am really enjoying this book and recommend it to all mothers parents honest accounts of the joys and frustration of parenting my daughter is 24 but it is still relevant is bringing back memories making me laugh and at times giving me a little PTSD I think that so often we women are afraid to admit that we are challenged by our children that we feel we have to say the kids are great and we love every minute of it for me this was not true I love and adore my daughter but at times she drove me cr [...]

    S
    The founding mothers of Salon s Mothers who think column and the subsequent anthology of the same name have gathered and edited essays on Motherhood from differing perspectives which makes for an enjoyable and diverse read I enjoyed this book because I really like the short story form and this book is essentially 33 short stories 33 different women have written essays on motherhood, all from very different view points and walks of life.You read of the African American Mother who moves from LA to [...]

    Janice
    I would like to have a massive dinner party with all of these women I would like to sit and have coffee and tea with some of them, have some of them on speed dial so I can reach them, and others, I would simply like in my village Some of their honesty made me mad, but as a mother, I respect other mother s views and emotions We all do not feel the same way about things or when dealing with similar situations That is a major life lesson Some of the writings had to be scary to write and share with [...]

    Liz
    Honestly, I haven t finished this book yet and I probably won t for a while What I have read has generally been very entertaining There are some wonderful essays, a couple of which I can identify with There are, however, MANY esssays about divorced families and I can not relate to those at all The one essay that touched me most was Mariane Pearl s On Giving Hope Silly me didn t realize this was Daniel Pearl s wife right away, but halfway through, it clicked and reading her story of how she faced [...]

    Sally Ewan
    I had a hard time putting this book down I think I was captivated because it was very honest, from the heart words Even though the women came from all different walks of life sorry for the cliche , there was a common thread as they considered their roles as women and wives and mothers I came away grateful for my sweet husband and for the gift of these three children, who I am trying desperately to raise well The last story, written by a 40 year old woman who had lost a pregnancy and was forced t [...]

    Jessica
    For some reason I am always drawn to these essay collection books about all subjects I think they are going to be so interesting and great and they are usually OK Because I Said So is a collection of essays by women about being mothers Even though I don t have kids and don t really plan on having kids, I am still fascinated by these kind of stories I think if you are a mother you would probably enjoy this because you could relate to the authors, but non mothers can enjoy it too Sometimes reading [...]

    Joanna
    Supremely excellent collection I enjoyed most all of these slices of life from intelligent, interesting mothers I particularly enjoyed the story of Denise Minor, There s No Being Sad Here which is a piercingly accurate story of growing up alongside an autistic son, as well as the wry Material Girls from Margaret Talbot, a commentary on the American Girls craze Harry Potter and Divorce Among the Muggles Why I Can Never Go Back to the French Laundry where I am clearly destined to eat, since I have [...]

    Lachelle
    I listened to an interview with Ayelet Waldman who wrote an essay in this book on the May 5, 2009 NPR Fresh Air podcast It was a captivating interview can I say that do I sound like a podcast critic.OK, Waldman s interview was way interesting than her essay My favorites were Two Heads Are Better Than Three Mary Roach , Harry Potter and Divorce Among the Muggles Constance Matthiessen and No Blame Rosellen Brown.

    Dottie
    Short stories though I m not usually a fan of short stories I feel like by the time I get interested care ends First story about a Pakistani girl who is unmarried and has a childn of her mosque put her on trial for not conforming to many muslin dictates Second story is about the struggles of a blended familyd the third about the history and phenomenon of The American Girl dolls very interesting Some of the stories are very good well written and others not so much.

    Anne
    I initially picked this book up to read my friend Connie s essay Divorce Among the Muggles But then I kept reading, and found many delightful ponderings on modern motherhood I didn t find all of them completely plausible Ayelet Waldman I think was being deliberately provocative but I read them all I especially enjoyed the essay from those authors whose life experiences differed from my own.

    Alejandra Bernal
    My favorite essays, in no particular order, were The Scarlet Letter Z, On Giving Hope, There s No Being Sad Here, Motherlove, Chaos Theory, and Why I Left My Children Nevertheless, those were simply my favorite, but the other essays had their own fair share of smiles Definetly recommend this book, as it is a collection of stories from completely different backgrounds and women, yet it shows that motherly love is pretty much universal, and bonds the world in ways one would never imagine.

    Kaelyn
    This one is a bit hard to rate since it is a compilation of 33 authors in one book Overall, I would say the authors are very good I enjoyed some stories than others, related to some over others, etc I was easy to pick up and read a story or two at a time I like reading other perspectives, so it was good as far as that goes too.

    Colleen Herman
    Anyone who is a mother or parent will enjoy this collection of short stories I enjoyed the short story aspect because it is summer, but it was wonderful to hear about so many different types of relationships that women have with their children It seemed after reading this book I was bringing it up in conversations many times.

    Aisha Hanif
    Really enjoyed these essays on current motherhood It took me about 5 months to read this, as I would read a few essays, then read another book, but one of the few essay compilations that I read in the given order Particularly resonant with me was the essay Boys Give me Boys as I am currently the parent of two young boys, and many of my peers are parents only to sons.

    Kristi
    Don t let the title or the cover dissuade you, this book was a surprisingly moving and poignant account of motherhood and womanhood by 33 different authors, some very well known, others not so much Every essay had something meaningful and thought provoking to offer I really enjoyed it.

    Jay
    I really like reading essays by mothers describing some part of their lives, especially when they re living lives so remote from mine That s part of why I like Brain, Child magazine so much Reading these essays, I got to think a lot of things I d never have thought on my own.

    Kathy
    Great collection of essays Some are quite poetic in style, others prosaic but all have Motherhood and its issues and rewards as a partial theme I quite enjoyed them all even when I couldn t relate to all of their stories.

    Chris
    This was a bookclub choice.I was expecting something funny or enlightening, but it was just mini memoirs It didn t do much for me.

    MaryJo
    Compelling essay, but definitely not a quick read.

    Kristin
    I got about halfway through It was.essing.

    Astrodon Johnstoni
    This is the brainiest book of mom essays I ever read.

    Christine
    A diverse collection of maternal perspective, in easy to divvy essays This was great bedtime reading.

    Hilary
    Devoured this book after Joe was born.

    Frank Corriveau
    I thought I would be reading a light hearted comedy about Mothers and up bringing of their children It was a pleasant surprise with some interesting real life experiences Enjoyed the read.

    Veronica
    Meh.

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