The NY Times announced yesterday (6/7/2011) the launch of a new online book club to be hosted and moderated by NY Times Motherlode Columnist, Lisa Belkin (read full article here). The 1st book they will be discussing? TORN.
** Watch my interview with Lisa Belkin of the New York Times (6/14/2011).
Last time I looked, there were 86 reader comments on the announcement, most by excited readers who now have a new outlet for “gathering” with an online community to discuss important books on parenting. The concept of an online book club is brilliant, in my view. How many times I wish I could join my girlfriends for an evening “book club” night out, but can’t because life gets in the way. Now I can share my thoughts online, on my own time, with a wonderful group of readers from around the country.
Thank you, Lisa, for making the Motherlode Book Club a reality. Now we don’t even need Oprah’s Book Club. We have Lisa’s List. Hoorah!
Here is a snippet from the announcement Lisa made, with a short “review” of TORN:
“[TORN] is filled with the voices of women trying to solve an impossible equation, all doing the best they can. These nearly four dozen writers include a wide swath of the real world — attorneys and professors, software designers and social workers, soldiers and stay-at-home moms. They live on good incomes, and reduced incomes, and, in one case, on welfare. They are married, divorced and single. They are, as a group, far more educated than average, but so, too, I have learned, are Motherlode readers. They write about big things (cancer, depression, regrets, teen pregnancy, readjusting to being a mom after being a soldier in Iraq) and small (worm bins, cupcakes, speeding tickets, Dora the Explorer, dirty diapers.)
All of them have one thing in common — they have all compromised. Whether theirs is a compromise they can live with is the central question.”
Read the NY Times Motherlode Book Club discussions about TORN:
- Introducing the Motherlode Book Club (6/7/2011)
- Talking about TORN (6/21/2011)
- Preparing to be TORN (6/24/2011)
- TORN around the world (6/28/2011)
- The Doubts of a Stay-at-Home Dad (6/29/2011)
- Do GenX Women Choose Work Over Kids? (6/30/2011)