The Mother Zone by Marni Jackson
Love, Sex, and Laundry in the Modern Family

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A frank, witty memoir explores the dark side of motherhood--the fatigue, the mood swings, the conflicting emotions--offering an intimate look at the trials and tribulations of being a mother in the modern age. 20,000 first printing.
 

About Marni Jackson

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Marni Jackson is a journalist, broadcaster and author. Formerly the Rogers Chair for Creative Writing at Banff and senior editor at "The Walrus". Jackson has a wide range of experience in the Canadian media. She is the author of the bestselling "The Mother Zone: Love, Sex and Laundry in the Modern Family", as well as "Pain: The Fifth Vital Sign". She lives in Toronto.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Henry Holt. 277 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships, Humor & Entertainment, Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Jackson describes motherhood as ``not a separate, pastel wing of emotion, [but] a relationship as tricky and passionate as any other kind of love.'' The author's entry into motherhood began when she found her mate, a musician- turned-writer, and persuaded him of the importance of having a baby.

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Magazine journalist Jackson, who had her first and only child, a boy, at age 37, found that motherhood was every bit as exciting and rewarding--and frustrating and unnerving--as her career.

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