All joy and no fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood

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By Jennifer Senior

Award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle the issue of the effects of children on their parents, isolating and analysing the many ways in which children reshape their parents’ lives, whether it’s their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self.

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Award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle the issue of the effects of children on their parents, isolating and analysing the many ways in which children reshape their parents’ lives, whether it’s their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self.

Recruiting from a wide variety of sources, Senior dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. All joy and no fun makes us reconsider some of our culture’s most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parenthood, rather than parenting, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today—and tomorrow.

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Weight 0.44 kg
Dimensions 2.5 x 15.3 x 23.5 cm
Pages

308