Domestic Affairs: Enduring the Pleasures of Motherhood and Family Life

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Open Road Media, Apr 17, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 312 pages
An unforgettable collection of essays on the everyday thrills and challenges of marriage and motherhood, from one of America’s best-loved memoirists
Witty 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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Readers who remember Maynard from her autobiography as an 18-year-old writer weary of life will enjoy these scenes revealing her obvious devotion to family and the future. Much of the book first ... Read full review



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About the author (2012)

Joyce Maynard is the author of twelve books of fiction and nonfiction, including the memoir At Home in the World, translated into seventeen languages, and the New York Times–bestselling novel Labor Day. Maynard’s most recent novel, After Her, also tells a story of sex and murder. 
A former reporter with the New York Times and longtime performer with the Moth, Maynard teaches writing at Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, and makes her home in Northern California. 

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