Sunday, April 25, 2010

waiting for birdy

If you enjoyed Anne Lamott's Operating Instructions with its funny, raw, honest portrayal of one woman becoming a mother, you should check out Catherine Newman's Waiting for Birdy about another woman becoming a mother of two. My new friend Shan, a fellow writer and mama over at Mama in Wonderland, recommended it to me, and it's a gem. I found myself laughing out so hard and so frequently when reading it outside in the sun this past week, truly; I think my neighbor must have thought I was drinking vodka straight up, and not just plain water. The book brought tears to my eyes too at times, and it ends on a quite poetic note

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