Great with Child

Author: Beth Ann Fennelly
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 039332978X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships

A collection of letters written by the mother of a toddler to a pregnant friend explores such topics as the childbirth experience, the identity shift that occurs when a woman enters motherhood, and the ambivalent emotions experienced by mothers when their babies start experiencing independence. Reprint.

Great with Child

Author: Beth Ann Fennelly
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393061825
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Family & Relationships

A collection of letters written by the mother of a toddler to a pregnant friend explores such topics as the childbirth experience, the identity shift that occurs when a woman enters motherhood, and the ambivalent emotions experienced by mothers when their babies start experiencing independence.

Operating Instructions

Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9781400079094
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Family & Relationships

A single mother and writer grappling alone with the problems of a newborn baby presents a vivid account of the confusion, joys, sorrows, and struggles of the first year in her son's life. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Great with Child

Author: Debra Rienstra
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: 1585422320
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Family & Relationships

Describes the author's physical and emotional experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, and her son's first year, explaining how motherhood can profoundly change a woman's perceptions about everything in life. Reprint.

The Mother Letters

Author: Amber C. Haines
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9781493401703
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Religion

After his wife Amber had given birth to three boys in three years, Seth Haines saw that she needed encouragement in the day-to-day drama and details of motherhood. Secretly collecting nearly six hundred wise, honest, and sometimes hilarious letters from other mothers across the world, Seth compiled these "mother letters" as a gift for her. Amber and Seth have chosen the best of those letters--including letters from some of the most influential writers and bloggers online today--to include in a beautiful book perfect for the mother in your life. Each mother-to-mother letter offers encouragement, advice, and vulnerable honesty about the struggles and joys of motherhood. These letters show that no matter how many times mothers feel like they've failed, they are still doing their greatest work. So for the mom who thinks she's the only one out there who just can't find time for a shower, Mother Letters shows her that she's part of a grand and diverse group of strong women who are saying to her, "Me too. But we can do this."

Letters to a Young Scientist

Author: Edward O. Wilson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780871407009
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Genre: Science

Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist Edward O. Wilson imparts the wisdom of his storied career to the next generation. Edward O. Wilson has distilled sixty years of teaching into a book for students, young and old. Reflecting on his coming-of-age in the South as a Boy Scout and a lover of ants and butterflies, Wilson threads these twenty-one letters, each richly illustrated, with autobiographical anecdotes that illuminate his career—both his successes and his failures—and his motivations for becoming a biologist. At a time in human history when our survival is more than ever linked to our understanding of science, Wilson insists that success in the sciences does not depend on mathematical skill, but rather a passion for finding a problem and solving it. From the collapse of stars to the exploration of rain forests and the oceans’ depths, Wilson instills a love of the innate creativity of science and a respect for the human being’s modest place in the planet’s ecosystem in his readers.

Letters to a Young Brother

Author: Hill Harper
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1592402003
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science

The film and television star draws on personal experiences to present a series of motivational letters that explores such topics as the value of a good education and the media's inappropriate emphasis on material wealth.

Heating Cooling 52 Micro Memoirs

Author: Beth Ann Fennelly
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393609486
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Morning: bought a bag of frozen peas to numb my husband’s sore testicles after his vasectomy. Evening: added thawed peas to our carbonara." —from Heating & Cooling, "Married Love, IV" The 52 micro-memoirs in genre-defying Heating & Cooling offer bright glimpses into a richly lived life, combining the compression of poetry with the truth-telling of nonfiction into one heartfelt, celebratory book. Ranging from childhood recollections to quirky cultural observations, these micro-memoirs build on one another to arrive at a portrait of Beth Ann Fennelly as a wife, mother, writer, and deeply original observer of life’s challenges and joys. Some pieces are wistful, some wry, and many reveal the humor buried in our everyday interactions. Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs shapes a life from unexpectedly illuminating moments, and awakens us to these moments as they appear in the margins of our lives.

Letters to a Young Muslim

Author: Omar Saif Ghobash
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250119834
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Religion

**A New York Times Editor's Pick** **One of Time's Most Anticipated Books of 2017, a Bustle Best Nonfiction Pick for January 2017, a Chicago Review of Books Best Book to Read in January 2017, an Amazon Best of January 2017 in History, a Stylist Magazine Best Book of 2017, included in New Statesman's What to Read in 2017** From the Ambassador of the UAE to Russia comes Letters to a Young Muslim, a bold and intimate exploration of what it means to be a Muslim in the twenty-first century. In a series of personal and insightful letters to his sons, Omar Saif Ghobash offers a vital manifesto that tackles the dilemmas facing not only young Muslims but everyone navigating the complexities of today’s world. Full of wisdom and thoughtful reflections on faith, culture and society. This is a courageous and essential book that celebrates individuality whilst recognising it is our shared humanity that brings us together. Written with the experience of a diplomat and the personal responsibility of a father; Ghobash’s letters offer understanding and balance in a world that rarely offers any. An intimate and hopeful glimpse into a sphere many are unfamiliar with; it provides an understanding of the everyday struggles Muslims face around the globe.

Children s Letters to God

Author: Stuart E. Hample
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0894809997
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A collection of questioning, serious, reverent, and humorous letters which children have written to God.

Regretting Motherhood

Author: Orna Donath
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781623171377
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Motherhood

Women who opt not to be mothers are frequently warned that they will regret their decision later in life, yet we rarely talk about the possibility that the opposite might also be true-that a woman who becomes a mother might regret it. Sociologist Orna Donath dispels the silence around this profoundly taboo subject in a powerful work that draws from her years of research interviewing women who wish they had never become mothers. Donath treats regret as a feminist issue- as regret marks the road not taken, we need to consider whether alternative paths for women may currently be blocked off. Donath asks that we pay attention to what is forbidden by our contemporary rules governing motherhood, time, and emotion, including the cultural assumption that motherhood is a onaturalo role for women-for the sake of all women, not just those who regret becoming mothers. Donath finds that the women in her study became mothers for a wide variety of reasons- some did so to avoid divorce, exclusion from their family, or alienation from their friends; others did not think about it at all, but accepted it as the onext stepo of what society considers to be a normal and natural life course. Others experinced regret despite initially having an strong desire to become mothers. Though they may love their children, these women each describe the agonizing guilt and suffering they have experienced as a result of becoming mothers, and consider the different ways they have each come to recognize and deal with these conflicts. If we are disturbed by the idea that a woman might regret becoming a mother, Donath says, our response should not be to silence and shame these women; rather, we need to ask honest and difficult questions about how society pushes women into motherhood and why those who reconsider it are still seen as a danger to the status quo. Groundbreaking, thoughtful, and provocative, this is an especially needed book in our current political climate, as women's reproductive rights continue to be at the forefront of nationwide debates.

Cards for Brianna

Author: Heather McManamy
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781492642145
Release Date: 2016-04-12
Genre: Self-Help

Though the end of your life may be near, it doesn't mean you have to stop living After being diagnosed in her early thirties with terminal breast cancer, Heather McManamy felt like her life was crumbling. Her "normal" vanished—and was replaced with multiple surgeries and dozens of chemo treatments that could briefly extend her life, but would not prevent her inevitable death. With an effervescent spirit and a new perspective, Heather started to live each day as if it were her last. She learned to soak in the moment, appreciate the beauty around her, and celebrate her blessings. She also pondered her daughter's future journey without her mother—and gracefully prepared for it. Heather began to write greeting cards to Brianna. Cards for her first day of school, her sixteenth birthday, her wedding day. Cards for when things were going right and when they were going wrong. Cards for when Brianna would need her mother—whether in five years or in fifty years-and Heather wouldn't be able to be there for her. Cards for Brianna is the story of one mother's powerful love for her young daughter and Heather's unmatched experiences, laced with laughter and charm, are a reminder to never take a single day for granted.

The Nursing Mother s Companion

Author: Kathleen Huggins
Publisher: Harvard Common Press
ISBN: 155832304X
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

A breastfeeding mother's guide to nursing celebrates its twentieth anniversary with an updated and expanded version of the original that covers a wide range of subjects, with sections on breast pump models, updated resources for nursing mothers, drugs and their effects on lactation and on breast-fed babies, and more. Original.

Cadberry s Letters

Author: Jennifer Racek
ISBN: 9781435705661
Release Date: 2008-03-01
Genre: Children

Cadberry knows all of his letters. But some letters have a special meaning.