At a time when American mothers are being shunned for doing everything wrong, the essays in An Iridescent Life celebrate the perfectly imperfect lives of an everyday mom/step-mom trying to raise kids without a guaranteed guidebook and with rules that seem to keep changing at every step along the way. Can you be the perfect mom with a husband, 5 children, and two ex-spouses? In these often poignant, sometimes humorous and always honest personal stories the ups and downs of motherhood and stepmotherhood are recollected and crafted into short keepsakes for the reader. Written by an award-winning essayist and mother of three children and two stepchildren, readers will enjoy following the lives of this blended family in short tales that range from meeting a stepson-to-be for the first time, to watching a daughter go to her first high school dance, to hosting the bat mitzvah party for the ex-husband’s family.
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Marcelle Soviero’s award-winning essays have appeared in various online and print media including The New York Times, Salon.com, Eating Well, New York Metro, Fairfield Parent, Big Apple Parent, Babble, Literary Mama and Upper East Side magazine. In addition, her essays have been featured on American Public Media’s syndicated radio show, The Story. A poet by training, Marcelle is the author of the The Body That Wants. Her award-winning poems have appeared in Calliope, Ark, Charlotte Poetry Review, George Washington Review, Poetpourri, Northeast Corridor, Long Island Review and others. Her poem-play “Diary Written from the West Wing,” was performed in Wooster, Rhode Island to great acclaim. An editor at Popular Science for seven years, Marcelle is also a freelance writer, having published hundreds of nonfiction articles, including several cover stories for Popular Science. She continues to write and publish articles for local and national magazines.
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Book Description Marcelle M. Soviero, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0578106183
Book Description Marcelle M. Soviero, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 106 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.24 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk0578106183