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At the Corner of Wall and Sesame Paperback – October 4, 2011
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dilemma mothers face as they struggle to search for who they are and what they value in our complex,
Shauna L. Smith, MSW, MFT,
Author Making Peace With Your Adult Children: A Guide To Family Healing
This fast paced, engaging book gives a feel for the challenges that affect every member of two-career families. At the Corner of Wall and Sesame will spark vital discussions about work, parenting, marriage and friendship. We need to have these conversations!
Jean Rosenfeld, LCSW
Editor, Clinical Update, California Society for Clinical Social Work
About the Author
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After her second child's first birthday, Ms. Levitt surrendered her corporate business cards and PDA. She now splits her time between homework, PTA, carpools and writing. Her least favorite question is, "Why did you get an MBA if this is what you were going to do with your life?"
Top Customer Reviews
Any mom that has had to make a decision in their career about either their job or their children, will absolutely love this book!
The emotions of this book are humor, sadness, anger and finally it turns to a wonderful ending.
'V' and Jason were both enjoying their lives and working a lot of long hours. When 'V' had their daughter, she had struggles with trying to get things together and she learned that things don't always go as planned when you're a parent, no like it does before when you have the career that she had.
As this book goes through the life of a career changed woman into a mom, you'll see the real life of what it's like for a lot of women that have children and try to balance out life as a working parent.
Even while their daughter, Madison, was in her early months of life mom had to learn to cope with taking care of baby and learning to do things all on her own. This is the first step to any new parent, even if it's not their first child.
It wasn't until I read At the Corner of Wall and Sesame that my old feelings of stress, anxiety and even inadequacy started to make sense. I wasn't a bad mother, and I wasn't bad at my career. But within the context of our current society and the judgments and expectations they place upon us, it is impossible for working mothers to not feel a little crazy.
I showed At the Corner of Wall and Sesame to my husband and said, "This is why I used to get so jumpy sometimes." The validation that I got from this book was more productive than years of therapy.
The story is essentially the bumpy road to enlightenment: nobody's perfect and something always has to give. It is filled with funny one-liners that contrast beautifully with V's guilt-ridden and self doubting moments, which just makes it all the more appealing. This definitely one of our favourite reads this year, and At the Corner of Wall and Sesame should definitely be a feature on your `To Read' list. For when you have time, of course!
Reviewed by Charlotte Foreman on behalf of Bestchicklit.com
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I never had a high intensity job that I absolutely loved and would devote my life to. I knew I would be a stay-at-home mom if we could afford it. Read morePublished on December 27, 2011 by Tracy Shavell
At the Corner of Wall and Sesame delves, with a light spirit, into a very sensitive subject. The story was very well written in a humurous style that gently reminds you of the raw... Read morePublished on December 6, 2011 by HM
At The Corner of Wall and Sesame is a witty, engaging read that will resonate with all moms whether they stay at home or work outside of the home. Read morePublished on November 19, 2011 by N. Yablans