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All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior
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All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior
All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior

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Hardcover:320 pagesPublisher:Ecco (January 28, 2014)Language:EnglishISBN-10:0062072226ISBN-13:978-0062072221Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior now asks: what are the effects ofchildrenon theirparents?InAll Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalistJennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents' lives, whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half century have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and far less clear.Recruiting from a wide variety of sources—in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology—she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the country. The result is an unforgettable series of family portraits, starting with parents of young children and progressing to parents of teens. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations—and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards.Meticulously researched yet imbued with emotional intelligence,All Joy and No Funmakes us reconsider some of our culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add purpose to our lives. By focusing on parenthood, rather than parenting, the book is original and essential reading for mothers and fathers of today—and tomorrowAll Merchandise is Guaranteed 100% to be as represented in description. If you have any questions or any issues with your purchase pleasecontact us via eCRATER messagingprior to leaving feedback. We Strive to Make You Happy
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