Friday, March 10, 2006

The Woman at the Washington Zoo by Marjorie Williams

David brought home this lovely book of essays by the late Marjorie Williams, a correspondent for the Washington Post who died of cancer last year. These essays cover a range of topics from politics to motherhood. One of my favorite was a satiric piece about Real Simple magazine. She also had a great essay about the novel I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson. It was so funny, it inspired me to go out the get the book.
There is a wonderful website for the book -
The Woman at the Washington Zoo
I have recommended it to journalism teachers and mothers who like to read.

1 comment:

thebluechild said...

I'm not sure if you will be able to find any of these books but try reading Gerald Durrell's work. He's a very humourous writer and my favourite book of his is 'My family and other animals'. Try it. I think you may like it.