Pitching My Tent

On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith

By Anita Diamant
Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780743246170, 223pp.

Publication Date: October 2005

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Before "The Red Tent" won her international literary acclaim, Anita Diamant was a columnist in Boston. Over the course of twenty years, she wrote essays that reflected the shape and evoution of her life, as well as the trends of her generation. In the end, her musings about love and marriage, birth and death, nature versus nurture, politics and religion -- and everything from female friendships to quitting smoking -- have created a public diary of the progress of her life that resonated deeply with her readers. Now, "Pitching My Tent" collects the finest columns of a writer who is a reporter by training and a storyteller by heart, all revised and enriched with new material. Personal, inspiring, and often funny, "Pitching My Tent" displays the warmth, humor, and wisdom that Diamant's legions of fans have come to cherish.

About the Author
Anita Diamant is author of The Red Tent; The New Jewish Wedding; Bible Baby Names: Spiritual Choices from Judeo-Christian Sources; and The New Jewish Baby Book(Jewish Lights), among other books. She is a founder of Mayyim Hayyim, Living Waters Community Mikveh and the Paula J. Brody Family Education Center in Newton, Massachusetts.

Praise For Pitching My Tent

"Readers will find much to identify with....[Diamant's] pieces are laced with an insider's irony, as well as insight and poignancy." -- Jewish Woman

"Celebrates the mystery, complexity, and power of faith." -- Book magazine

"Diamant's graceful prose is down-to-earth and true." -- The Boston Globe

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