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Ayelet Waldman

Stuck With the Kids on Valentine's Day? Do This.

Tamar Chansky | Posted 02.14.2016 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

How can you maintain some kind of connection when your circus of a family has set up tents in the middle of it? Then I remembered a story I'd been wanting to tell about that very question for a long time. It all started in a restaurant in upstate New York a few years ago.

15 Remarkable Stories to Celebrate Jewish Book Month

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.19.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Erin Flaaen | Off the Shelf In 1925 Fanny Goldstein, a librarian in Boston, set up an exhibit of Judaic books and began what she called Jewish Boo...

Novelist Throws Twitter Fit Over New York Times Snub

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.04.2014 | Books

Bestselling author Ayelet Waldman treated Twitter to a public snit after her most recent novel, Love and Treasure, was not included in The New York Ti...

Ayelet Waldman's New Book Is More Than a Holocaust Novel

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

It would be a mistake to call Love and Treasure a Holocaust novel, although it is that, too. More than anything, this is a tale of hope and the unbreakable spirit of a people, the transformative power of love and the miracle of the birth of Eretz Israel.

Author Stands By Essay That Infuriated Moms A Decade Ago

OWN | Posted 08.01.2014 | OWN

In 2005, mother of four Ayelet Waldman wrote an essay published by The New York Times that ignited a firestorm of controversy in the parenting communi...

The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In and Lessons for Writers

Stephanie Vanderslice | Posted 06.12.2013 | Books
Stephanie Vanderslice

After all, it takes a certain level of confidence to send something out, because even if it's wonderful, nine times out of ten, it's going to come back. Male writers I've known don't take this personally, they just send the work right back out there and guess what? Eventually it gets published.

Jews Reveal Our Secrets to Controlling the Banks (VIDEO)

Nato Green | Posted 06.03.2013 | San Francisco
Nato Green

To get the Jewish side of the story, I paid a visit to the Purim carnival at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center to hear from Jews in their natural habitat.

Michael Chabon Reconnects

Tom Teicholz | Posted 05.15.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

Before the crowded room of gregarious, well-read rabbis from around the country, Kahn asked Chabon to narrate his own Jewish coming-of-age.

Joe Satran

What The Failure Of 'The Corrections' Means For HBO | Joe Satran | Posted 05.03.2012 | Entertainment

On Tuesday, HBO made two announcements in the realm of acquisitions. The network said it would be producing "True Detective," a crime series based on ...

What Could Be Coming To CBS This Fall

Garrett Greer | Posted 03.27.2012 | TV
Garrett Greer

CBS's programming is easy-to-digest and relies heavily on legal and law enforcement procedurals. What sort of material does CBS have to fill the soon-to-be-empty slots? More of the same.

Inside This Place Not of It

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 01.07.2012 | Books
Meg Waite Clayton

Author Dave Eggers and physician/human rights scholar Lola Vollen have founded a nonprofit division of McSweeney's Books called Voice of Witness, meant to empower those most closely affected by contemporary social injustice.

Michael Chabon Gave His Wife HPV, Or So She Tweeted

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

Much to the nervousness of anyone who's ever shared a secret with her, Ayelet Waldman, wife of talented novelist Michael Chabon, is still very much on...

Why Putting Your Kids First May Be Killing Your Marriage

Vicki Larson | Posted 06.14.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

It wasn't too many years ago that parents believed children should be "seen and not heard." Now they've become the center of our universe. But these h...

Michael Chabon New HBO Project: Magicians Battling Hitler

Variety | CYNTHIA LITTLETON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Scribe Michael Chabon and his wife, author Ayelet Waldman, have set up an offbeat drama project at HBO that revolves around a motley group of conmen a...

HuffPost Review: The Other Woman

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

After I saw The Other Woman at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2009 (when it was being called Love and Other Impossible Pursuits), I wrote that...

'Impossible Pursuits' on film: A Q&A with Ayelet Waldman

Katie Hafner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Katie Hafner

Like the protagonist of her 2006 novel, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Ayelet Waldman is a Jewish redhead who attended Harvard Law School and is ...

I Hate It When Kids Get Hurt : The Grief Porn of Summer 2010

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nancy Doyle Palmer

In college my friends and I used to love to watch Baretta ironically and wait for Robert Blake to shake his head and say "I hate it when kids get hurt...

Go Ask Alice: Parents Will Screw Up No Matter How They "Parent"

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

Even if you do "do your own thing" sometimes you will do it wrong and you will get anxious and sorry and angry because that is how it feels to be parent.

A Modicum of Dr. Tiller's Courage

Ayelet Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ayelet Waldman

We kept the appointment. We had the abortion. It broke our hearts. The only thing worse would have been not to do it.

Who's Your (Bad) Mother? Ayelet Waldman Takes On The Art of Mothering

Lisa Solod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Solod

How about this Mother's Day we all give ourselves a break, pick up Ayelet Waldman's latest book, Bad Mother, put our feet up, eat some chocolate, and pat ourselves on the back.