All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior

By Jennifer Senior

Thousands of books have tested the results of oldsters on their young ones. Award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior now asks: what are the consequences of kids on their parents?

"All pleasure and No enjoyable is an essential map for a trip that almost all people take with no one. terrific, humorous, and brimming with perception, this can be a major booklet that each father or mother may still learn, after which learn back. Jennifer Senior is definitely the most effective writers at the planet."-Daniel Gilbert, writer of Stumbling on Happiness

In All pleasure and No enjoyable, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior isolates and analyzes the various ways that childrens reshape their parents' lives, no matter if it's their marriages, their jobs, their behavior, their leisure pursuits, their friendships, or their inner senses of self. She argues that adjustments within the final part century have noticeably altered the jobs of today's parents, making their mandates instantly extra complicated and much much less transparent. Recruiting from a wide selection of sources-in background, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology-she dissects either the undying lines of parenting and those which are fresh, after which brings her examine to lifestyles within the houses of normal mom and dad round the kingdom. the result's an unforgettable sequence of relatives photos, beginning with mom and dad of young ones and progressing to oldsters of kids. via full of life and available storytelling, Senior follows those moms and dads as they combat with a few of parenthood's private vexations-and luxuriate in a few of its best rewards.

Meticulously researched but imbued with emotional intelligence, All pleasure and No enjoyable makes us re-evaluate a few of our culture's most elementary ideals approximately parenthood, all whereas illuminating the profound methods little ones deepen and upload function to our lives. by means of concentrating on parenthood, instead of parenting, the ebook is unique and crucial interpreting for mother and father of today-and the next day to come.

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