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No Biking in the House Without a Helmet

A loving portrait of a unique twenty first century family with nine children as it wobbles between disaster and joy We so loved raising our four children by birth, we didn t want to stop When the clock started to run down on the home team, we brought in ringers When the two time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene confided to friends that she and her husban A loving portrait of a unique twenty first century family with nine children as it wobbles between disaster and joy We so loved raising our four children by birth, we didn t want to stop When the clock started to run down on the home team, we brought in ringers When the two time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene confided to friends that she and her husband planned to adopt a four year old boy from Bulgaria to add to their four children at home, the news threatened to place her, she writes, among the greats the Kennedys, the McCaughey septuplets, the von Trapp family singers, and perhaps even Mrs Feodor Vassilyev, who, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, gave birth to sixty nine children in eighteenth century Russia Greene is best known for her books on the civil rights movement and the African HIV AIDS pandemic She s been praised for her historian s urge for accuracy, her sociologist s sense of social nuance, and her writerly passion for the beauty of language But Melissa and her husband have also pursued a private vocation parenthood We so loved raising our four children by birth, we didn t want to stop When the clock started to run down on the home team, we brought in ringers When the number of children hit nine, Greene took a break from reporting She trained her journalist s eye upon events at home Fisseha was riding a bike down the basement stairs out on the porch, a squirrel was sitting on Jesse s head vulgar posters had erupted on bedroom walls the insult niftam the Amharic word for snot had led to fistfights and four non native English speaking teenage boys were researching, on Mom s computer, the subject of saxing At first I thought one of our trombone players was considering a change of instrument, writes Greene Then I remembered they can t spell Using the tools of her trade, she uncovered the true subject of the saxing investigation, inspiring the chapter Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, but Couldn t Spell A celebration of parenthood an ingathering of children, through birth and out of loss and bereavement a relishing of moments hilarious and enlightening No Biking in the House Without a Helmet is a loving portrait of a unique twenty first century family as it wobbles between disaster and joy

Title : No Biking in the House Without a Helmet
Author :  Melissa Fay Greene
Language : English
Isbn : 0374223068
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 368 pages

Rating: 4.8

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