Eye of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother (Harper) is now available in paperback. Literary Mama reviewer Marilyn Chandler McEntyre covered the book last October, offering that the collection helps illustrate "the kinds of adaptation incumbent on grandmothers now."
From the publisher:
"This collection of original essays is the first non-Hallmark take on grandmotherhood by a group of smart, gutsy writers, including Elizabeth Berg, Beverly Donofrio, Ellen Gilchrist, Mary Pipher, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Roxana Robinson, Anne Roiphe, and Judith Viorst. These women, who helped redefine motherhood, marriage and career a few generations back, are now turning their attention to their latest role. Although the essays are by turns hilarious, heartbreaking, juicy and joyful, all are unflinchingly honest and paint a picture of what it's like to be a grandmother in today's high-stress, hi-tech global world in which we're all working and living longer. The paperback edition features a new epilogue by editor Barbara Graham, whose own journey as a grandmother has taken many surprising, unexpected turns."