Author of the Mommy-Track mystery series, Ayelet Waldman reads from her book, Bad Mother.
Covering topics as diverse as the hysteria of competitive parenting, the relentless pursuits of the Bad Mother police, balancing the work-family dynamic, and the bane of every mother's existence, Bad Mother illuminates the anxieties that riddle motherhood today, while providing women with the encouragement they need to give themselves a break.
Ayelet Waldman is the author of Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace, a collection of essays. Waldman is also the author of Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Daughter's Keeper and the Mommy-Track Mysteries. Her essays have appeared in a wide variety of magazines and newspapers.
The film version of Love and Other Impossible Pursuits is now in the post-production, with Don Roos as screenwriter and director, and Natalie Portman in the lead role.
Bad Mother author Ayelet Waldman believes in a harm-reduction approach to educating kids about the danger of drugs, and thinks the D.A.R.E program is completely ineffective. Waldman says her kids know pot is a safe substance and a "consequence free activity" in her house.