It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs
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About the Author
Mary Louise Kelly has been reporting for NPR for nearly two decades and is now cohost of All Things Considered. She has also written the suspense novels Anonymous Sources and The Bullet, and is the author of articles and essays that have appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, among numerous other publications.A Georgia native, Kelly graduated from Harvard University with degrees in government and French language and literature and completed a master's degree in European studies at the University of Cambridge in England. She created and taught a graduate course on national security and journalism at Georgetown University. In addition to her NPR work, Kelly has served as a contributing editor at the Atlantic, moderating news-maker interviews at forums from Aspen to Abu Dhabi.
"A book that will resonate with parents everywhere."
--Booklist (starred review) "...she beautifully captures the chaos and pathos of parenting...Parents will cherish this."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "It. Goes. So. Fast. is a moving and funny account of the deals we cut with ourselves: what we sacrifice, what we gain, and what we really want (which is everything). By holding up a mirror to her own choices, Mary Louise Kelly gives us tremendous insight into how we struggle to be true to ourselves and the people we love, and how we're never going to get it exactly right. This book is the voice of solidarity. It is a gift."
--Ann Patchett "This compelling account of the divided heart of a dedicated journalist and devoted mother is tender and gritty and remarkably relevant."
--Hilma Wolitzer, Author of Today a Woman Went Mad in the Supermarket "Mary Louise Kelly has written an achingly honest memoir that reflects the joys, regrets, pitfalls and triumphs of the modern working mother. Humor, heart, and humanity bounce off every. single. page. I felt like I was having a bottle (or two) of wine with a close friend whose balancing act very much resonated with mine--and probably yours too."
--Katie Couric "A book for everyone who has to get through the sweet agony of raising children and letting them go. Kelly describes the interior shifts of this and other milestones with candor, vulnerability and wry humor."
--Katty Kay, BBC Correspondent and New York Times bestselling author of The Confidence Code