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Title Domestic affairs : enduring the pleasures of motherhood and family life / Joyce Maynard.
Imprint New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2012, ©1987.


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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
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Online resource; title from EPUB title page (OverDrive viewed, July 6, 2012).
Subject Mothers -- United States -- Humor.
Working mothers -- United States -- Humor.
Parent and child -- United States -- Humor.
United States.
Genre Humor.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Cut from the Same Cloth; Other Callings; Baby Love; Day In, Day Out; Family Expansion; Upward Mobility; Talk of the Town; Celebrations; Yearnings; End of Endurance; Terrors; Cutting the Cord; Growing Older; Marriage -- Mine and Others; Postscript; Acknowledgments; A Biography of Joyce Maynard; Copyright.
Summary An unforgettable collection of essays on the everyday thrills and challenges of marriage and motherhood, from one of America & rsquo;s best-loved memoirists Witty and insightful, Domestic Affairs is an extension of Joyce Maynard & rsquo;s celebrated, widely syndicated newspaper column of the same name that ran from 1984 to 1990. Each essay gives an unfiltered look at the ups and downs of family life and a remarkable window into the challenges of modern motherhood. Topics range from babysitter woes to family visits to coping with a child & rsquo;s burgeoning independence. These collected writings represent nine years & rsquo; worth of stories about the greatest adventure of Maynard & rsquo;s life, or, as she writes, & ldquo;the difficult, exhausting, humbling, and endlessly gratifying business of raising children, of ensuring the health of both body and soul. & rdquo; This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joyce Maynard including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s personal collection.
Other Title 9780070410923