Unconditional Love: A Guide to Navigating the Joys and Challenges of Being a Grandparent Today

Jane Isay (Author)
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Publish Date
March 06, 2018
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.4 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author

Jane Isay discovered Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia, commissioned Patricia O'Connor's bestselling Woe Is I and Rachel Simmons's Odd Girl Out, and edited such nonfiction classics as Praying for Sheetrock and Friday Night Lights. She's written several books of her own, including Secrets and Lies and Mom Still Likes You Best.


"Unconditional Love is the new bible for any grandparent looking for ways to support and connect with their children and grandchildren. In clear, compassionate prose, Isay is a wise guide through intergenerational ups and downs. Need to know what to say and when to zip it? How to help? Isay has the answers. I can't wait to give it to my mother!"--Rachel Simmons, New York Times bestselling author
"Unconditional Love is an up-to-date guide to grandparenting in the 21st century that also offers readers the deepest and most universal wisdom. Isay excels at writing about the complexity and meaning of relationships. She unspools her stories of grandparenting in a way that increases our moral imaginations and our capacities for joyous and profound family experiences. Her writing is clear, cogent and filled with psychological insights."--Mary Pipher, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Letters to a Young Therapist, Reviving Ophelia and The Green Boat
"For anyone soon to become a grandparent, this practical book will answer many questions about what to do when the baby arrives; for current grandparents, it confirms what they know: being a grandparent is, for the most part, awesome. Research and individual stories explain the special position of grandparents in a child's life in a book that is unquestionably functional."--Kirkus
"[A] lovely treatment of a widely shared experience... thoughtful and inspiring... this volume would make an ideal present from parents-to-be to their own folks."--Publishers Weekly