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02-22-15 : Jennifer Senior Experiences 'All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood'

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When Jennifer Senior became a parent, she naturally started thinking about parenthood. But when she sat down to write her book, she took a seemingly radical approach to the subject. Rather than offer advice about how to raise a child, she decided instead to see what was happening to parents when a child entered their lives. She decided, in effect, to turn the usual book upside-down.

The result, 'All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood,' is every bit as engaging you might hope, and then some.

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"...it becomes a source of enormous tension once a baby comes along..."
— Jennifer Senior

Jennifer Senior knows whereof she speaks, and she brought the evidence with her. She arrived at KQED with her young son, who was every bit as engaging as his mother was, both on and off the pages of 'All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood.'
02-09-15: A 2015 Interview with Stewart O'Nan


"...we see him as a tragedian because is life is a tragedy..."
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For a famous American writer who has immersed himself in the life of a tragic famous American writer Stewart O'Nan is surprisingly upbeat and animated. His new novel, 'West of Sunset' is a remarkable evocation of F Scott Fitzgerald's last day in Hollywood.
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