Peanut Butter and Naan: Stories of an American Mom in the Far East

Peanut Butter and Naan: Stories of an American Mom in the Far East

by Jennifer Hillman-Magnuson

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Overview

Fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants mom Jennifer Magnuson knew her spoiled suburban brood needed a wake-up call—she just couldn’t find the time to fit one in. But when her husband was offered a position in India, she saw it for what it was: the perfect opportunity for her family to unplug from their over-scheduled and pampered lives in Nashville and gain some much-needed perspective. What she didn’t realize was how much their time in India would transform her as well.



A combination of Eat, Pray, Love and Modern Family, with a dash of Chelsea Handler thrown in for good measure, Peanut Butter and Naan is Magnuson’s hilarious look at the chaos of parenting against a backdrop of malaria, extreme poverty, and no conveniences of any kind—and her story of rediscovering herself and revitalizing her connection with those she loves the most. In India, after years of parenting under a cloud of anxiety, Magnuson found a renewed sense of adventure and fearlessness (a discovery that was totally worth the many months of hiding anti-malarial medication in her kids’ morning oatmeal), and started to become the mother she’d always hoped to be. Hers is a story about motherhood that will not only make you laugh and nod with recognition—it will inspire you to fall in love with your own family all over again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631529115
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Hillman-Magnuson is a writer and mother of five. She has lived in India and Abu Dhabi, and now resides full-time with her family in Oregon. She has written for Nickelodeon, Brain, Child magazine, and other print and online publications.

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