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‘Why Have Kids?’ Twitter Party with Jessica Valenti Tonight

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

I haven’t yet finished the new book Why Have Kids?. But what I have read blows me away. Feminist author Jessica Valenti nails what new mothers feel and thing–but are too afraid to say.

What do you do if the birth experience bummed you out? What if you didn’t have that warm, loving motherly instinct feeling right from the start? Valenti gets real in her groundbreaking tome that’s refreshingly different from popular advice books about Tiger Moms and the French ways of Bringing Up Bebe. Valenti’s book is about the “disconnect between expectations of parenting as pure joy vs. the daily reality.”

While this isn’t a shiny, happy book about parenting, it is an enlightening one. If there’s anything about motherhood that gnaws your bone, this book is for you. She offers a brain-booting feminist look at what it means to be a mother in our culture.

Whether you agree or disagree, hash it out with Jessica Valenti during her Twitter party tonight. Check it out and let me know what you think.

What: Why Have Kids Twitter Party with Jessica Valenti
Who: Parents with opinions everywhere (especially–but not only–post-modern feminists)
Where: Twitter hashtag #WhyHaveKids and on this TweetGrid
When: Tonight, Thursday, Sept. 13 from 8 to 9 EST

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