feminist parenting book update

If you come here often, you will not swoon in shock when you hear I’m writing a parenting guide for feminists. But you may be excited about it. I am!

The point is to produce a parenting book that resonates for feminists rather than alienating us. It’s practical (strollers and/or baby carriers? what kind?); it’s philosophical (how do people’s identities shift in response to parenthood?); it’s political (what’s the deal with work-life balance and policies in the US?). And it draws on your lovely voices, helping me expand the text beyond my own particular perspective.

So far, I’ve drafted about a quarter of the book and am working from a (perhaps obnoxiously) detailed outline that envisions the whole project. In future weeks, I’ll start posting little snippets from the draft … to save more of my writing time for that project, yes, but also as a way to share this big ongoing thing with you and see what you think. And as I go forward, I’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, it’s time to start looking for an agent. Have you published a nonfiction book for a non-specialist/popular audience? Do you know somebody who has and might be willing to talk about the process with me? Is your best friend an agent who desperately wants to shepherd a feminist parenting guide to publication? Please email me (molly at firsttheegg dot com) or leave a comment … especially if it’s that last option.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted 11 February 2013 at 6:43 AM | Permalink

    Squeeee! Just found your blog. Excited about your project and can’t wait (!!!) to be able to add it to my list of resources for parents. Found you bc I was hunting for books on a post about Feminist Parenting books – and there is very litle out there! Let me know if I can ever be of any help.

    • Molly
      Posted 11 February 2013 at 9:07 AM | Permalink

      Welcome–I look forward to seeing you around here and to checking out your blog, too (from a quick glance, looks like we have a great deal in common). Thanks for your energy and enthusiasm about my book project!

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