All Joy and No Fun "Parents are able to feel guilt all the time," New York magazine's Jennifer Senior commiserates in her smart study of modern parenthood. Culling from numerous… All Joy and No Fun "Parents are able to feel guilt all the time," New York magazine's Jennifer Senior commiserates in her smart study of modern parenthood. Culling from numerous… 2014-01-28 Nonfiction Ecco Press
Book Review

All Joy And No Fun (2014)

ALL JOY AND NO FUN Jennifer Senior
ALL JOY AND NO FUN Jennifer Senior
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 28, 2014; Writer: Jennifer Senior; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Ecco Press

''Parents are able to feel guilt all the time,'' New York magazine's Jennifer Senior commiserates in her smart study of modern parenthood. Culling from numerous sources — sociologists, historians, bleary-eyed parents — she seeks to unravel not just why parenting is such a daunting endeavor for today's middle class but why we are all so relentlessly hard on ourselves. On the one hand, it's a treat to read a parenting book that's not about our precious children. On the other, what parent has the energy to be reminded how, and why, it's all so difficult? B

Originally posted Jan 22, 2014 Published in issue #1296-1297 Jan 31, 2014 Order article reprints
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