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Literary Mama Commentary Editor Dawn Friedman's moving essay, Open Adoption, Broken Heart, has been published on Salon.com.

Wondertime, a new magazine by the editors of FamilyFun, has bought exclusive serial rights to Creative Non-Fiction Editor Jennifer Margulis's book, Why Babies Do That. She will be kicking off a blog book tour in May in honor of Mother's Day and el dia de los ninos.

Literary Mama Managing Editor Andi Buchanan has an essay in the April issue of Child magazine, a Mother's Day feature on moms making community online and in real-life in Nick Jr. magazine, and is celebrating the release of her latest book, It's a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters, featuring essays by Jacquelyn Mitchard, Katharine Weber, Joyce Maynard, Jennifer Lauck, and more.

You can listen to Andi and Miriam Peskowitz on NPR as they talk about "the truth behind the mommy wars" as part of their series of events at last weekend's Virginia Festival of the Book. And soon you'll be able to watch them in action, when CSPAN's BookTV airs their panel discussion with Barbara Ehrenreich, taped on March 24.


Jen Lawrence is an MBA and former banker who left the world of finance for the world of sippy cups and goldfish crackers. She writes about her experiences on her blog MUBAR (Mothered Up Beyond All Recognition). She is an Editorial Assistant for Literary Mama’s Reviews section and also contributes to the Literary Mama blog. Her work has appeared in The Philosophical Mother. She lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband and two children.


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Surely I am not the first to notice that Amazon has Andi Buchanan's book listed as "reading level: ages 4-8"? Is this some plot to convince me that my young daughter, age 5, is already sadly behind her peers in reading skills?
I know! I just posted about that on my blog -- I'm sure my contributors will be thrilled to know that their work is most suitable for readers under 8!
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