P&P Live!: Sarah Menkedick - Ordinary Insanity

Upcoming Event
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 3:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. 

Drawing on extensive research, numerous interviews, and the raw particulars of her own experience with anxiety, writer and mother Sarah Menkedick gives us a comprehensive examination of the biology, psychology, history, and societal conditions surrounding the crushing and life-limiting fear that has become the norm for so many. Woven into the stories of women's lives is an examination of the factors--such as the changing structure of the maternal brain, the ethically problematic ways risk is construed during pregnancy, and the marginalization of motherhood as an identity--that explore how motherhood came to be an experience so dominated by anxiety, and how mothers might reclaim it.Writing with profound empathy, visceral honesty, and deep understanding, Menkedick makes clear how critically we need to expand our awareness of, compassion for, and care for women's lives.

 

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
Offsite
Ordinary Insanity: Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781524747770
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Pantheon - April 7th, 2020

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