Jenny Fiore lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children. She is a 2007 Pushcart Prize nominee and Special Mention honoree for literary nonfiction. This is her first book. Jenny currently blogs at www.themomplex.net.
Her first book, After Birth: Unconventional Writings from the Mommylands, was released in March 2013.
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About After Birth:
Author Jenny Fiore did not give birth to her baby in a sacred glacial lake. She failed in the art of cloth-diaper origami. And her placenta is not fertilizing a mango tree in her backyard—and not because she ate it. She does, however, dwell in the world where these things happen. Welcome to the Mommylands, where all mothers go in the years beyond the birthing suite. Through contemplative essays, tongue-in-cheek screenplay excerpts, and saucily imagined correspondence, Fiore shares her hilarious and poignant experiences as a freshly minted mother in today’s world of how-to manuals and helicopter parenting. Like a would-be shaman with dried spit-up on her yoga pants, she navigates her children through everything from death to tampons. Follow her from droopy-boob-fixes to brushes with booger-eating, and from a parent’s fears in a terrorized world to her everyday brushes with the divine. The pieces in After Birth are just the right serving size for a mommy’s stolen-away moments of solitude. Often, sadly, these occur on the toilet, so this book is waterproof. Not really. This is life after birth.
Jenny blogs at themomplex.net.
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