When her sixth-grade daughter was despatched dwelling from faculty with a “flour-sack baby” to take care of for every week, Hope Edelman was initially skeptical (“Weren’t sixth graders a little young for this kind of thing?” she puzzled). But quickly she noticed the project as a possibility to equip her daughter with the parenting abilities her personal mom by no means received the prospect to show her. She might need taken the train somewhat too far.
On this week’s Modern Love podcast, the actor Gillian Anderson reads Ms. Edelman’s transferring and incessantly humorous essay “Maternal Wisdom (5 Pounds’ Worth).”
Ms. Edelman is the writer of six nonfiction books, together with “Motherless Daughters, Motherless Mothers” and “The Possibility of Everything.” She teaches writing at Antioch University Los Angeles and lives in Topanga Canyon, Calif., together with her husband and two daughters.
Ms. Anderson is understood for her function as F.B.I. Special Agent Dana Scully in “The X-Files.” She will seem as intercourse therapist Jean Thompson within the Netflix collection “Sex Education,” which premieres Jan. 11. Stay tuned after the studying to listen to from her, Ms. Edelman and the Modern Love editor Daniel Jones.
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