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Wednesday, May 12, 7 p.m.

AYELET WALDMANSixth & I Historic Synagogue
600 I Street, NW Metro: Gallery Place/Chinatown

BAD MOTHER: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace (Anchor, $14.95)
Let’s face it, when it comes to motherhood - if you work, you’re neglectful; if you stay home, you’re smothering; if you discipline, you’re buying them a spot on the shrink’s couch; if you buy organic, you’re spending their college fund. Is it any wonder so many women refer to themselves at one time or another as a "bad mother"? Waldman says it’s time for women to get over it and get on with it. Her New York Times bestseller, now out in paperback, illuminates the anxieties that riddle motherhood while providing women with the encouragement they need to give themselves a break. Waldman is also the author of Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Daughter's Keeper and the Mommy-Track Mysteries, and her now legendary New York TimesModern Love” piece in which she confessed to loving her husband (Michael Chabon) more than her children. 

Click here to purchase advance tickets ($8 or one (1) FREE ticket with the purchase of the $15 book). through Tickets are $10 the day of the event. If you have questions, please call 202.408.3100.

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May 12 2010