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An illuminating entertaining and provocative immersion in today’s American family with essays from ZZ Packer Dan Savage Min Jin Lee asha bandele Alisa Valdes Rodriguez and others illustrating the changing realities of domestic life Edited by bestselling author Rebecca Walker this anthology invites us to step into the center of a range of different domestic arrangements and take a good look around From gay adoption to absentee fathers from open marriages to green card marriages the reality of the American household has altered dramatically over the last three decades With changing values and expectations fluid gender roles and a shif. I was actually hoping from for this book While many of the essays were individually moving overall the book did not uestion the innate value of modern Western definitions of family Okay maybe it s interracial or the children are adopted but the idea that family means parents children is never really uestioned I was especially annoyed at the essay by Meredith Maran s Till Life Do Us Part which argued against divorce because SHE got divorced and so did her parents and it was HORRIBLE and made her two children all messed up sowell really there isn t a so There s just a and then I met a woman and even though we had a big fight we worked it out and we re still together Somehow that s supposed to make the case against breaking up Very annoyingSo a uick read with some interesting individual essays but not nearly as radical or inclusive as I d hoped for

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One Big Happy Family 18 Writers Talk About Polyamory Open Adoption Mixed Marriage Househusbandry Single Motherhood and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love

Dan Savage writes about the unexpected responsibilities of open adoption Jenny Block tells of the pros and cons of her own open marriage ZZ Packer explores the ramifications of and her own self consciousness about having a mixed race child asha bandele writes of her decision to have a child with a man in prison for life And Min Jin Lee points to the intimacy shared by a mother and her child’s hired caregiver All of these pieces smartly discuss the various cultural pressures issues and realities for families today in a manner that is inviting and accessible sometimes humorous sometimes moving sometimes shocking but always fascinating. I was so excited by the concept of this book but found a lot of the essays were varying uality and didn t go much deeper than a superficial anecdote or snapshot of the author s life The two clear exceptions and standouts were Min Jin Lee s exploration of domestic staff becoming part of families and Dawn Friedman s profound recounting of her open adoption I d happily read of either of them

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Ting economy along with increase in infertility adoption and the incidence of mixed race couples people across the country are redefining the standard arrangement of family life In a collection of eighteen honest personal and deeply affecting essays from an array of writers One Big Happy Family offers a fresh look at how contemporary families are adapting to this altering reality Each writing from the perspective of his or her own uniue domestic arrangements and priorities the authors of these essays explore topics like transracial adoption bicultural marriage and children cohousing eual parenting and the creation of virtual families. A really interesting stroll through many experiments in family structure and function I LOVED this book Each contributor brings something new to the table parenting partnership work at home and away adoption intercultural families If you d like to look at how others do this thing call family I highly recommend this read


10 thoughts on “One Big Happy Family 18 Writers Talk About Polyamory Open Adoption Mixed Marriage Househusbandry Single Motherhood and Other Realities of Truly Modern Love

  1. says:

    Some of the stories were good However a lot of them were annoyingSome of the story tellers came off as arrogant And just

  2. says:

    This is a really uick read and I've already recommended it to several friends and would recommend it for anyone who has ev

  3. says:

    I was actually hoping from for this book While many of the essays were individually moving overall the book did not uestion the innate value of

  4. says:

    I'm a sucker for books that give voice to the wide range of human experience Rebecca Walker edits essays that enforce the normality of 'deviant' and 'different' from an ordinary woman who finds herself initiating and sustaining romantic relationships outside of her marriage with her husband's consent; to a coupl

  5. says:

    My husband calls me a voyeur I am fascinated with the way people live Straight up I like reading all those weird books about people's daily lives When I first joined Goodreads I stumbled upon this book My voyeur sense started screaming because I thought it would be interesting to read about people's lives And it was Some of the essays were interesting than others I thought the one about eual marriage was interesting and the ones that dea

  6. says:

    A really interesting stroll through many experiments in family structure and function I LOVED this book Each contributor

  7. says:

    A couple of the essays in this collection spoke to me Most were okay I think I read too many blogs and know people with too many ideas of normal to find this particularly enlightening Good problem to have I supposeI was also

  8. says:

    Truly enjoyed this book its stories of modern love families As a young ueer person starting to think about my future I have wondered what type of “designer relationship” I could want that is outside of the n

  9. says:

    I was so excited by the concept of this book but found a lot of the essays were varying uality and didn't go much deeper than a superficial anecdote or snapshot of the author's life The two clear exceptions and standouts were Min Jin Lee's exploration of domestic staff becoming part of families and Dawn Friedman's profound recounting of her o

  10. says:

    I read this in a day The stories are broken up really nicely in different voices with different experiences that are fun to read about It also gave me some perspectives that I wouldn't have had otherwise Some of the stories are boring and a