No Biking in the House Without a Helmet
Publication Date: April 2011
Dispatches from the new front lines of parenthood from two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene.
Melissa Fay Greene is the author of the National Book Award finalists Praying for Sheetrock and The Temple Bombing, as well as Last Man Out and There Is No Me Without You. New York University's journalism department named Praying for Sheetrock one of the top one hundred works of journalism in the twentieth century, and her books have earned numerous other accolades. Melissa has written for the New Yorker, the Washington Post, the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, and Reader's Digest, among other publications. She lives with her husband and nine children in Atlanta. Coleen Marlo is an accomplished actor who has appeared on stage, in film, and on television, and is a member of the prestigious Actors Studio. She also taught acting for ten years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. An AudioFile Earphones Award winner, Coleen has been awarded three Listen-Up Awards from Publishers Weekly, including for Third World America by Arianna Huffington and The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum. She has also earned three Audie Award nominations, winning for Snakewoman of Little Egypt by Robert Hellenga. Publishers Weekly has named Coleen Audiobook Reader of the Year for 2010.
- How does the Greene/Samuel household compare to your family? Did you—or did your parents—grow up with a houseful of brothers and sisters? What was that like? Did you ever entertain thoughts of raising many children? What does a child gain by having half a dozen or more siblings? What does a child lose?
"An upbeat chronicle of a life that has been lived on the bright side of the road, its ruts beveled by naked love." ---Kirkus