SEATTLE, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coffeetown Press of Seattle announced today a nationwide book tour for the highly acclaimed new anthology, TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood. The tour includes stops in San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Denver, Minnesota, Montana, New York, New Jersey & Vancouver. Tour details, including dates and times, can be found on www.BookTour.com.
TORN (Coffeetown Press Trade Paperback Original, ISBN: 978-1-60381-097-5, May 1, 2011, 288 pp., $18.95) has been heralded by the press as "a poignant look at how a generation of mothers is trying to forge its own identity while honoring the legacy of 60s and 70s feminism."- Neal Pollack, Vanity Fair. In the book, 47 women examine the conflict between the need to nurture and the need to work, and reveal their creative solutions for having the best of both worlds.
With Mother's Day approaching, NY Times bestselling author Leslie Morgan Steiner praises TORN for offering "the finest imaginable gift for today's moms, no matter whether you work or stay at home: the comforting truth that we all juggle life and kids as best we can, and that moms ride this nutty 'mommy wars' roller coaster together. Moms will laugh, cry, identify-- and feel an invaluable sense of validation."
"TORN comes at a pivotal time in history," says editor Samantha Parent Walravens. "The idea of women pursuing high-powered careers while also baking cookies and reading bedtime stories is increasingly seen to be unrealizable by ordinary mortals. Mothers today are getting real. They are freeing themselves from the expectation to be everything to everybody (and look fabulous while doing it). The Age of the Superwoman is over."
ABOUT THE EDITOR
Samantha Parent Walravens is an award-winning journalist who wrote for PC World magazine and helped launch the Internet company, Tumbleweed Communications in the mid-1990s. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University and holds a Masters in Literature & Women's Studies from the University of Virginia. She lives in Tiburon, CA with her husband and four children.
SOURCE Walravens Writing Group