Eye Of My Heart: 27 Writers Reveal the Hidden Pleasures and Perils of Being a Grandmother

Paperback | April 6, 2010

byBarbara Graham

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With A New Epilogue by editor Barbara Graham

In this groundbreaking collection, twenty-seven smart, gutsy writers explode the clichés and tell the real stories about what it's like to be a grandmother in today's world. Among the contributors:

  • Judith Viorst exposes the high-stakes competition for Most Adored Nana.
  • Anne Roiphe learns to keep her mouth shut and her opinions to herself.
  • Elizabeth Berg marvels at witnessing her child give birth to her child.
  • Judith Guest confesses her failed attempt to be the perfect grandmother.
  • Jill Nelson grapples with unforeseen mother-daughter tensions.
  • Ellen Gilchrist reveals how grandparenthood has eased her fear of death.
  • Beverly Donofrio makes amends for her shortcomings as a teenage mother.
  • Bharati Mukherjee transcends her Hindu upbringing to embrace her adopted Chinese granddaughters.
  • Mary Pipher deconstructs the role of grandmother in our changing world.

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With A New Epilogue by editor Barbara GrahamIn this groundbreaking collection, twenty-seven smart, gutsy writers explode the clichés and tell the real stories about what it's like to be a grandmother in today's world. Among the contributors:Judith Viorst exposes the high-stakes competition for Most Adored Nana.Anne Roiphe learns to kee...

Barbara Graham is an essayist, playwright, and author who has written forTime;O, The Oprah Magazine;Glamour;More;National Geographic Traveler; andVogue. She is a columnist forGrandparents.comand has two granddaughters.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:April 6, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061474169

ISBN - 13:9780061474163

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“In illuminating, unsentimental essays, 27 writers offer up insights on the tricky art of grandmothering.”