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PunditMom's Mothers of Intention
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PunditMom's Mothers of Intention [Kindle Edition]

Joanne Bamberger
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Editorial Reviews


A brilliant fist-pumping, 'hell-yeah!' great read. Bipartisan proof ... of the power & validity of women in the political arena through their savvy use of social media. --Lara DiPaola, & author, Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom blog

One of the most important political books of 2012! -- Jason Williams, Host of For The People Show, KVNU Radio, Provo, Utah

"A real awakening about women online!" -- Maggie Linton, co-host, Cover to Cover show, XM/Sirius Radio

" ...[P]ositive and energizing, no matter whether you're a C-SPAN junkie or barely get a second to skim the headlines over coffee. [Mothers of Intention] is a great reminder that while mothers differ on specific issues, our common concern for our kids' futures unites us."-- Cool Mom Picks,

"Encouraging mothers to step up & enter the political fray, whether through public policy process or espousing political opinions in blogs or columns, Bamberger calls upon mothers to muster their courage, harness their intellectual prowess & change the political conversation."  Meredith O'Brien, columnist,

From the Inside Flap

From her vantage point in the nation's capital, Joanne Bamberger reveals the powerful impact social media tools have in amplifying female voices in American politics.  Mothers of Intention examines the rise of the motherhood political movement and how women have become a larger, more powerful presence in political activism.  In the first book to describe this new political idiom, Bamberger analyzes this ever-growing trend and debunks the commonly held notion that motherhood renders women mute when it comes to public policy and electoral politics. Mothers of Intention explores today's complex political scene with humor, intelligence and humility and explains what it means to be a mother within it.  An important coda to the last presidential election and the essential gender issues it raised, Mothers of Intention is must reading for anyone wanting to understand what motivates women in the political arena.

From the Back Cover

  • "Who better than Joanne Bamberger to pen this provocative look at the rising power and clout of what is fast becoming a formal political force in this country... essential reading for anybody who values a glimpse of the future - and the key matriarchal forces that will be shaping it" - Claire Shipman, Senior National Correspondent for Good Morning America
  • "The next time anyone complains about the lack of political participation by mothers, please give them a copy of Mothers of Intention" - Elisa Batista, co-founder of MotherTalkers
  • "Politicians and pundits take heed - if you want to know what women (moms in particular) are thinking and how they're voting, look no further than Joanne Bamberger's insightful Mothers of Intention"
 - Glennia Campbell, co-founder of MOMocrats blog 
  • "Mothers of Intention" is required reading for anyone who wants to work successfully with women in social media. Joanne Bamberger does a wonderful job of shredding the stereotype "soccer mom" in favor of smart women who vote. And, yes, some of these women just happen to be somebody's mother.  -- Lisa Stone, Founder/CEO,
  •  "Joanne Bamberger is a wise and powerful writer who has spearheaded the growth of a whole new school of opinion journalism: the punditmom idiom. Her book is a wake-up call to anyone still unaware of the galvanizing power of social media" - Judith Warner, author of Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety and Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story

About the Author

Joanne Bamberger is a writer, political and media analyst and social media consultant who writes the political blog, PunditMom. Joanne was recently named by Working Mother Magazine to their list of Most Powerful Moms in Social Media, and she was featured in the September 2011 issue of MORE Magazine in the article, Get Angry. Go Viral. Use Social Media for Change?

Joanne contributes to The Huffington Post & writes a weekly political parenting column at Babble Voices.
She's been a regular contributor at AOL's Politics Daily and BlogHer, and is the co-founder of The Broad Side, a new site for women's opinion writing. A former op-ed columnist for The Washington Examiner, Joanne's work has also appeared in a variety of publications such as The Washington Post, Legal Times, Washingtonian Magazine and many others. Her political commentary has appeared on CNN, MNSBC, Fox News, Good Morning America, XM POTUS Radio, BBC Radio, and more.
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