Forget "Having It All": How America Messed Up Motherhood--And How to Fix It

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Seal Press (CA)
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6.3 X 1.4 X 9.1 inches | 1.2 pounds
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About the Author
Amy Westervelt is an award-winning journalist with eighteen years' experience writing about health, psychology, technology, business, and environmental issues. Her work has recently appeared in Popular Science, Elle, Smithsonian, and Aeon. As a cofounder of Climate Confidential -- an award-winning collaboration between six female journalists who syndicated environmental reporting to various national outlets -- she helped get longform investigative environmental journalism into a host of national publications, including the Atlantic, Quartz, Smithsonian, Modern Farmer, and many more. In 2014 she was awarded a Rachel Carson Award for environmental journalism.
"A forceful call to arms...Westervelt writes with insight and posits inclusive solutions."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Westervelt takes a deep dive into motherhood in American society...[with] a crucial nod to intersectional feminism."--Booklist
"With an intellectual history of American motherhood from the arrival of the English settlers, Westervelt sets out to uncover 'how it was that a culture that superficially holds motherhood in such high esteem could in fact have so little regard for women who have children.' She's pragmatic in her response, suggesting a policy fix and a cultural fix at the end of each chapter that she thinks could be implemented without 'massive cultural and economic change.' Her prose, direct and colloquial, is punctuated by deeply satisfying moments of ire at the demands placed on working mothers."--Pacific Standard
"A thorough and insightful read full of historical context and tangible suggestions for how we can overhaul American motherhood."--SheKnows
"Highly recommended"--Library Journal