Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother

Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother

by Barbara Graham

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Overview

“Finally, a look at grandmothering that is decidedly unsentimental. These clear-eyed essays offer humor and insight as they take on the multigenerational lives many of us now lead.” –Cokie Roberts, author of We Are Our Mothers' Daughters

In this groundbreaking collection, twenty-seven smart, gutsy writers explode the clichés and tell the real stories about what it's like to be a grandmother in today's world. Among the contributors:

  • Judith Viorst exposes the high-stakes competition for Most Adored Nana.
  • Anne Roiphe learns to keep her mouth shut and her opinions to herself.
  • Elizabeth Berg marvels at witnessing her child give birth to her child.
  • Judith Guest confesses her failed attempt to be the perfect grandmother.
  • Jill Nelson grapples with unforeseen mother-daughter tensions.
  • Ellen Gilchrist reveals how grandparenthood has eased her fear of death.
  • Beverly Donofrio makes amends for her shortcomings as a teenage mother.
  • Bharati Mukherjee transcends her Hindu upbringing to embrace her adopted Chinese granddaughters.
  • Mary Pipher deconstructs the role of grandmother in our changing world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061474163
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/06/2010
Pages: 310
Sales rank: 617,461
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Barbara Graham is an essayist, playwright, and author who has written for Time; O, The Oprah Magazine; Glamour; More; National Geographic Traveler; and Vogue. She is a columnist for Grandparents.com and has two granddaughters.

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