Sarah Menkedick to Discuss Contemporary Motherhood. Sign Up via EventBrite (4/16)

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Sarah Menkedick, author of ORDINARY INSANITY: Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America (Pantheon), presents a virtual reading and conversation with Jaclyn by Maternal Motherhood NOW, on Thursday, April 16, via EventBrite (sign up here) at 3:00pm (ET)

ORDINARY INSANITY is a groundbreaking exposé and diagnosis of the silent epidemic of fear afflicting new mothers, and a candid, feminist deep dive into the culture, science, history, and psychology of contemporary motherhood. Drawing on extensive research, numerous interviews, and the raw particulars of her own experience with anxiety, writer and mother Menkedick gives us a comprehensive examination of the biology, psychology, history, and societal conditions surrounding the crushing and life-limiting fear that has become the norm for so many.

Menkedick’s debut essay collection Homing Instincts was longlisted for the PEN/ Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Her writing has appeared in, among other publications, Harper’s Magazine, Pacific Standard, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review Daily, Buzzfeed, Aeon, and Longreads. She holds an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Pittsburgh, where she taught nonfiction writing. She lives in Pittsburgh with her family.

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Posted: April 15, 2020