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Ayelet Waldman

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December 11, 1964

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Ayelet Waldman is the author of A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road and The New York Times bestseller Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace. Her novel Love and Other Impossible Pursuits was made into a film starring Natalie Portman. Her personal essays and profiles of such public figures as Hillary Clinton have been published in a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Vogue, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. Her radio commentaries have appeared on "All Things Considered" and "The California Report."

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Red Hook Road

3.51 avg rating — 4,784 ratings — published 2010 — 16 editions
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Bad Mother: A Chronicle of ...

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Love and Other Impossible P...

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Love & Treasure

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A Really Good Day: How Micr...

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Daughter's Keeper

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Nursery Crimes (A Mommy-Tra...

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A Playdate With Death (A Mo...

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'A Really Good Day' Recaps A Month-Long Adventure Of Microdosing LSD, By: Maureen Corrigan

Ayelet Waldman is a real handful; as people would have said once upon a time in my old New York neighborhood, "she's got a mouth on her."

Two years ago, when her novel, Love and Treasure, was left off the list of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year, Waldman F-bombed the Times on social media. But, that incident was a mere ripple compared to the controversy Waldman sparked 12 years a... Read more of this blog post »
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'A Really Good Day' Recaps A Month-Long Adventure Of Microdosing LSD, By: Maureen Corrigan

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Tale of a Certain Orient by Milton Hatoum
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Complicated and difficult but worth persevering.
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Relato de um Certo Oriente by Milton Hatoum
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Samaritan by Richard Price
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His best book, I think. The female cop is one of the best characters I've ever read. Love.
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A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
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A sequel to Life After Life. A great read. I am not obsessed with it as I was with Life After Life, but how could I be?
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The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger
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If you like to read fluff at the beach, say, this is ideal.
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The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis
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It took me a dozen starts to get into it, but when I finally did, I enjoyed it.
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Paper Love by Sarah Wildman
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Ambitious, accomplished. Terrific.
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“Even if i'm setting myself up for failure, I think it's worth trying to be a mother who delights in who her children are, in their knock-knock jokes and earnest questions. A mother who spends less time obseessing about what will happen, or what has happened, and more time reveling in what is. A mother who doesn't fret over failings and slights, who realizes her worries and anxieties are just thoughts, the continuous chattering and judgement of a too busy mind. A mother who doesn't worry so much about being bad or good but just recognizes that she's both, and neither. A mother who does her best, and for whom that is good enough, even if, in the end, her best turns out to be, simply, not bad. ”
Ayelet Waldman, Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace

“Why is it that loving something provides such little protection from betrayal?”
Ayelet Waldman, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

“Love & Marriage are about work & Compromise. They're about seeing someone for what he is, being disappointed and deciding to stick around anyway. They're about commitment and comfort, not some kind of sudden, hysterical recognition.”
Ayelet Waldman, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

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