Domestic Affairs: Enduring the Pleasures of Motherhood and Family Life

Domestic Affairs Enduring the Pleasures of Motherhood and Family Life An unforgettable collection of essays on the everyday thrills and challenges of marriage and motherhood from one of America s best loved memoiristsWitty and insightful Domestic Affairs is an extensi

  • Title: Domestic Affairs: Enduring the Pleasures of Motherhood and Family Life
  • Author: Joyce Maynard
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  • Page: 479
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • An unforgettable collection of essays on the everyday thrills and challenges of marriage and motherhood, from one of America s best loved memoiristsWitty and insightful, Domestic Affairs is an extension of Joyce Maynard 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 oAn unforgettable collection of essays on the everyday thrills and challenges of marriage and motherhood, from one of America s best loved memoiristsWitty and insightful, Domestic Affairs is an extension of Joyce Maynard 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 s burgeoning independence These collected writings represent nine years worth of stories about the greatest adventure of Maynard s life, or, as she writes, the difficult, exhausting, humbling, and endlessly gratifying business of raising children, of ensuring the health of both body and soul This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joyce Maynard including rare photos from the author s personal collection.

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    About "Joyce Maynard"

    1. Joyce Maynard

      Joyce Maynard first came to national attention with the publication of her New York Times cover story An Eighteen Year Old Looks Back on Life in 1973, when she was a freshman at Yale Since then, she has been a reporter and columnist for The New York Times, a syndicated newspaper columnist whose Domestic Affairs column appeared in than fifty papers nationwide, a regular contributor to NPR Her writing has also been published in national magazines, including O, The Oprah Magazine Newsweek The New York Times Magazine Forbes Salon San Francisco Magazine, USA Weekly and many She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Hardball with Chris Matthews, Charlie Rose, and on Fresh Air Essays of hers appear in numerous collections She has been a fellow at Yaddo, UCross, and The MacDowell Colony, where she wrote her most recently published novel, Labor Day.The author of many books of fiction and nonfiction, including the novel To Die For in which she also plays the role of Nicole Kidman s attorney and the bestselling memoir, At Home in the World, Maynard makes her home in Mill Valley, California Her novel, The Usual Rules a story about surviving loss has been a favorite of book club audiences of all ages, and was chosen by the American Library Association as one of the ten best books for young readers for 2003.Joyce Maynard also runs the Lake Atitlan Writing Workshop in Guatemala, founded in 2002.

    926 thoughts on “Domestic Affairs: Enduring the Pleasures of Motherhood and Family Life”

    1. I originally read some of the stories as part of Joyce's column, Domestic Scene, that had appeared in the newspaper, but many were new to me.I'm always amazed by people who can write so thoroughly and openly about their lives. I don't think I could ever do it.Joyce writes about the joys and agonies of parenting and marriage. There were a lot of laughs, tears, and fights along the way, and I always wondered if Joyce and Steve might have made a better go of it if they had been able to communicate [...]


    2. Joyce Maynard writes newspaper and magazine columns on home and family – this book compiles her work, giving glimpses of the day-to-day life of her family (husband Steve and three children), as well as her own thoughts, hopes, and dreams. From “The Dollhouse”: “If I were talking to a therapist about my daughter’s dollhouse (and it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea) the first thing I’d say is that I never had a dollhouse of my own. Variation on a theme of parents everywhere – who mo [...]


    3. I read this just after Spencer was born and enjoyed it very much. For some reason during his infancy, I had trouble finding anything that appealed to me. Part of it made me laugh out loud and other parts made me cry. She's a little out there with her thoughts on menstruation, but she speaks from her heart and that's always good.



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