Yesterday we reported that Jennifer Senior landed a book deal with Ecco after her New York magazine cover story, “All Joy and No Fun: The Parent’s Paradox,” earned 1.5 million hits on the magazine’s website.
Gawker wrote about our story, wondering: “Could this be the start of an anti-parenting cultural backlash?” That post spawned nearly 200 comments. What do you think? Is parenting worth it? Will you read the book?
Our Facebook readers had plenty to say. Cat Robinson had these thoughts: “I think the direct correlation is that we lose bits and pieces of ourselves in the titles we carry. We are someone’s wife, someone’s husband, someone’s parent, and it’s that loss of identity that brings along unrest with life. Rediscovering it is painful, but will bring a new joy. It’s an interesting premise.”