Kyran Pittman

PLANTING DANDELIONS: Field Notes from a Semi-Domesticated Life (2011)

A regular contributor to Good Housekeeping, Kyran Pittman has won the hearts of readers with her keen eye, wicked tongue, and deep affection for the vagaries of family life. In these eighteen linked essays, she covers the first twelve years of starting a family, writing candidly and hilariously about things like learning to maintain a marriage over time, the challenges of sex after childbirth, saying goodbye to her younger self and embracing the still attractive forty- four-year-old version, and trying to “recession proof” her family by downsizing to avoid foreclosure.

“[This is a] hilarious, searing essay collection. … [Pittman’s] tales of modern motherhood are fearless and addictive.”People (four stars)

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