Hi, it's the author here, Meg Wolitzer. I appreciate the multiplicity of responses to my novel. My main goal was to show what "it was like." I sort of kept that as a mantra as I worked, and I did hope that I didn't lapse into stereotypes, as some of you think perhaps I did. I felt that so much had been written hat took a severe position, and that, as a novelist, it simply wasn't my place. Obviously, what I saw was complicated. I didn't want to write a book hat came down like a hammer on women, or on the notion of work versus not-work. Instead, I hoped to look at motherhood and ambition through the same lens. I guess that sounds lofty, but it's the way I tried to write. I do appreciate the careful reads on this site. Thanks so much--Meg
April 2, 2008 7:21 AM
Thank you Meg for dropping by. I think you wrote an excellent book that is definitely controversial and still touches upon alot of women's sore points. I thank you for giving us such a lively post discussion on an issue that many people feel so personally
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Follow up comment from author
Lovely comment from Meg Wolitzer today on the post I did for The Ten Year Nap.