Writing with a delicate balance of humor and truth, critically acclaimed author Rebecca Barry reflects on motherhood, work, and marriage in her new memoir about trying to build a creative life. When Rebecca Barry and her husband moved to upstate New York to start their family, they wanted to be surrounded by natural beauty but close to a small urban center, doing work they loved, and plenty of time to spend with their kids. But living their dreams turned out not to be so simple: the lovely old house they bought had lots of character but also needed lots of repairs, they struggled to stay afloat financially, their children refused to sleep or play quietly, and the novel Rebecca had dreamed of writing simply wouldnat come to her. Recipes for a Beautiful Life blends heartwarming, funny, authentically told stories about the messiness of family life, a fearless examination of the anxieties of creative work, and sharp-eyed observations of the pressures that all women face. This is a story of a woman confronting her deepest fears: What if Iam a terrible mother? What if Iam not good at the work I love? What if my children never eat anything but peanut butter and cake? What if I go to sleep angry? Itas also a story of the beauty, light, and humor thatas around us, all the timeaeven when things look bleak, and using that to find your way back to your heart. Mostly, though, it is about the journey to building not just a beautiful life, but a creative one.Candy canes! We like Santa!a) while redecorating the tree. But in the back of my head I kept hearing a nagging voice ... but we keep fighting over stupid things like who put the cat food by the sink, or why it was a good idea to invite people overanbsp;...
|Title||:||Recipes for a Beautiful Life|
|Publisher||:||Simon and Schuster - 2015-04-07|