See, there was a passionate outcry against Waldman's 2005 NYT essay on how "when I catch a glimpse of my husband from the corner of my eye - his smooth, round shoulders, his bright-blue eyes through the magnification of his reading glasses - I fold over the page of my novel" and fuck him, while not thinking about her four kids. So she had to write a book, called "Bad Mother," which is provocative! Let's hear what she has to say, shall we?
Ayelet "Michael Chabon's wife" Waldman, the most happily married woman in America ("our sex life - always vital, even torrid - is more exciting and imaginative now than it was when we first met") is at it again, this time oversharing in the pages of Harper's Bazaar. Unusually, she's venturing out of the marital bed and into the rest of her bliss-filled household, talking about how she and her brood celebrate the holidays. Once upon a time, she says, she coveted her gentile friends' pine-scented rituals, but that all ended when she met Her Husband. "Inclusion in any culture other than the one we were making together no longer mattered to me."
Ayelet Waldman is smugly married to Michael Chabon and wrote about how fucking her husband is more fun than dealing with her kids, which, let's hope so, right? She's written a book about her pain!
Her books have been published in many countries around the world, from England to Thailand, from Holland to China, Russia and Israel. She is an eclectic writer who has achieved success with genre fiction as shown by the series The Mommy-Track Mysteries. Ironic, sharp and with a solid legal training, Ayelet Waldman is known in Italy mainly for Bad Mother (Rizzoli 2011) and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (Rizzoli 2010) the film version of which, currently in post-production, is directed by Don Roos and stars Natalie Portman and Lisa Kudrow.