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A Suburban Mom: Notes from the Asylum Paperback – January 22, 2007

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This book's short essays will appeal to harried mothers looking for relief from the sometimes claustrophobic world of parenting young children. -- ForeWord Magazine

About the Author

A professional reporter, Meredith O'Brien has worked at a number of newspapers including, The Boston Herald and The Union-News A co-author of "The Buying of the President" (Avon, 1996) with the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington, D.C.-based investigative reporting group, O'Brien has written a number of in-depth studies most recently an examination of the 2004 presidential nominating conventions. An adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Journalism Program, O'Brien has written more than a dozen magazine articles about the media.

In the world of parenting journalism, O'Brien is a contributing writer to the Boston area publication, Parents & Kids, for which she sits on the editorial advisory board. Her work has appeared in a number of parenting periodicals and web sites including: Chicago Parent, DallasChild, Baby Years Magazine, and

She is the parenting blogger for the Boston Herald's web site -- where she writes the Boston Mommy Blog, ClubMom's Parenting Pop Culture: TV, Movies, Motherhood and Apple Pie blog, and is a contributing writer to, a web site which features writing about motherhood that was listed as one of Time Magazine's top 50 coolest web sites and was featured in Parenting Magazine.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie (January 22, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932279512
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932279511
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,742,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I really enjoyed this book. I can honestly relate to Meredith's husband who seems to be even more clueless than I am when it comes to raising little ones.

All I can say is thank goodness for the all the Mommies out there and for everything that they do to keep our families thriving and happy.
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