Why Lemony?
(the “About Me” page)

March 02, 2004

new hero

I have a new woman writer hero. Her name is Faulkner Fox. What a name. She's the mother of two small children, a professor at Duke, and she just wrote a book I can't wait to read about what happens to your 'self' when you become a mother. It's called 'Dispatches from a not-so-perfect life, or How I Learned to Love the House, the Man, the Child'. She's funny and clear-sighted and she asks really good questions like why do mothers feel so judged and guilty for all their choices, and how much of your selflessness is good for your children? She doesn't provide answers, which I appreciate- only asks questions. I'm sure everyone will have input into how the questions should be answered and so does she. I just read two of her essays, which were funny and true and really valuable to me- 'Get a Wife: Confessions of a Slob' and 'What I Learned From Losing My Mind'. And I found all this good stuff from The Mothers Movement Online which was a link on the 'mothering down the bones' weblog which Husayn told me about because he knew I was loking for mothers online. The online connections are really working for me!

Posted by Bahiyyih at March 2, 2004 05:28 PM

I just read this book. Its a different approach than Ive ever seen to this subject. Guess when I was a young mother things were more simple in life.We didnt have so mainy problems as there are these days. I know there were many things wrong about the schools systems for example. Living in a small town worked well too.

Posted by: Patty at March 3, 2004 03:09 PM

Wow! You're always on the cutting edge with new books, aren't you? I'm impressed. I'll tell you what I think of the book when I've read it.

Posted by: Bahiyyih at March 4, 2004 11:02 AM