Ayelet Waldman’s Excellent Adventure

I’ve been a huge fan of Michael Chabon since I read The Mysteries of Pittsburgh back in the ’80s. He went on to write The Wonder Boys and the Pulitzer-Prize winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay. A few years back, he came to Pittsburgh to do an informal signing at Jay’s Bookstall, and brought along his wife, Ayelet Waldman and their then-youngest daughter.

I was unfamiliar with Ayelet’s writing, bought one of her novels, read it, and rather liked it considering that I really don’t care for mysteries. Last year, I read Daughter’s Keeper, which I generally liked quite a bit more. Today, I found she’d written an essay published by The New York Times on sex and parenthood. It was very honest and fairly funny. I found her (sadly now defunct) blog and her Salon essays. I really like that Ayelet is willing to write about many things that many of us think about but don’t quite have the courage to publish!

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