In this episode, meet writer and video artist Akwaeke Emezi, author of Dear Senthuran, entrepreneur Poppy Jamie, author of Happy Not Perfect, and meditation teacher Susan Piver, author of The Hard Questions. READ MORE
“It is about basically finding an email when my daughter was three weeks old that led me to the discovery that my husband was not who I thought he was. And showing the really perfect fairy tale ‘before’ aspects of our relationship and then the ‘after’ parts, where Iâ€™m just uncovering lie after lie and kind of unraveling this double life he had been living. I wrote my book because I actually didnâ€™t feel like I had a choice not to. It kind of wrote itself in four months and it felt like I was writing to survive.”
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“My book is about what itâ€™s really like to be married. We live in this world where everyone Instagrams and facebooks the most perfect parts of their marriage and partnerships but we never really talk about the nitty-gritty. What I realized about getting married â€“ and I got married on the later side, I was 35 years old â€“ is that no one gives you advice for the actual marriage.”
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“Iâ€™m one of those people who has always felt this way about family. What am I doing with these people, there has to be a mistake! And as a kid I was always trying to join other families so the first family I ever wanted to join was Star Athlete Federation â€˜cause I was a total trekkie and they had those very great, form fitting, very attractive outfits on you know, space was also cool and they were all so together, it was all so cool.”
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Following the lives of a young couple’s years in (and out of) Washington D.C., The Hopefuls, written by Jennifer Close, examines marriage and the ways in which ambition shapes it.