The Writing Room: Writing About Your Mother? — Words of Caution from Lori Gottlieb

By Barbara Falconer Newhall

Planning to write about your mother? You might reconsider after reading Lori Gottlieb’s essay in today’s New York Times Book Review. Lori has talked to a number of women who have written about their mothers — and believe me there are consequences.

Or, maybe you’re writing about yourself as a mother. If that’s the case don’t miss the reviews out this week of Ayelet Waldman’s new book, the confessional Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace (Doubleday, $24.95).

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