Wednesday, May 8, 2013
HearSay's Happy Mother’s Day 2013
Segment A: Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps
Dave Isay, StoryCorps' founder and the editor, joins host Cathy Lewis to talk about his latest book that presents a celebration of American mothers. Featuring StoryCorps' most revelatory stories on the subject, the book looks across a diversity of experience to present an entirely original portrait of motherhood. Through conversations between parents and children, husbands and wives, siblings and friends, the life of the American mother unfolds.
Dave Isay – Author, Founder, and Editor of StoryCorps
Segment B: How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting
Author Mei-Ling Hopgood joins us to talk about her latest book. Hopgood, a first-time mom from suburban Michigan, now living in Buenos Aires, was shocked that Argentine parents allow their children to stay up until all hours of the night. Could there really be social and developmental advantages to this custom? Driven by a journalist’s curiosity and a new mother’s search for answers, Hopgood embarked on a journey to learn how other cultures approach the challenges all parents face: bedtimes, potty training, feeding, teaching, and more.
Mei-Ling Hopgood – Author
Segment C: Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazine’s No. 1 Book of the Year, Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama is a graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel about becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor.
Alison Bechdel – Author