Pitching My Tent

On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith
Scribner (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 2. Oktober 2003
  • |
  • 240 Seiten
978-0-7432-5352-9 (ISBN)
Following the enormous success of her two bestselling novels, The Red Tent and Good Harbor, award-winning author Anita Diamant delivers a book of intimate reflections on the milestones, revelations, and balancing acts of life as a wife, mother, friend, and member of a religious community.

Before The Red Tent, before Good Harbor, before and during six books on contemporary Jewish life, Anita Diamant was a columnist. Over the course of two decades, she wrote essays about friendship and family, work and religion, ultimately creating something of a public diary reflecting the shape and evolution of her life -- as well as the trends of her generation.

Pitching My Tent collects the finest of these essays, all freshly revised, updated, and enriched with new material, forming a cohesive and compelling narrative. Organized into six parts, the shape of the book reflects the general shape of adult life, chronicling its emotional and practical milestones. There are sections on marriage and the nature of family ("Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage"); on the ties that bind mother and child ("My One and Only"); on the demands and rewards of friendship ("The Good Ship"); on the challenges of balancing Jewish and secular calendars ("Time Wise"); on midlife ("In the Middle"); and on what it means to embrace Judaism in today's culture ("Home for the Soul").

  • Englisch
  • New York
  • |
  • USA
Simon + Schuster Inc.
  • 1,06 MB
978-0-7432-5352-9 (9780743253529)
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Anita Diamant
  • Cover
  • Also by Anita Diamant
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • Introduction
  • Love, Marriage, Baby Carriage
  • The Kiss
  • Religious Fanatics
  • Why Marry?
  • Blast Off
  • Nagging
  • Truce and Consequences
  • Grief, Dispossessed
  • Airing It Out
  • Bedtime Story
  • Fireflies
  • My One and Only
  • One
  • Nursing a Dream
  • Tender Triangle
  • Artful
  • Reading Material
  • Learning to Let Go
  • Beach Beacon
  • Dear Emilia
  • The Mother's Bat Mitzvah Speech
  • Columbine
  • Friday Night at the Crossroads
  • The Good Ship
  • Side by Side
  • Girlfriends, in Particular
  • With a Friend in Mourning
  • A Four-way Debate
  • Widening the Circle
  • To Sir, with Love
  • Dogs and Katz
  • Time Zones
  • Straddling the Calendar
  • Rosh Hashanah
  • The Sukkah Next Door
  • Assimilating Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Lessons
  • Ha-Ha-Hanukkah
  • Purim Rocks
  • The Orange on the Seder Plate
  • Yom HaShoah
  • Yahrzeit
  • In the Middle
  • Midlife, the Beginning
  • First Flame
  • Vigil
  • Time-out
  • Good-bye
  • Heaven on Earth
  • The Communal Route
  • Home for the Soul
  • Aleph-Bet
  • Reforming
  • My Teacher
  • Joyful Noise
  • Meeting Adjourned
  • Midrash-or Not
  • Living Waters
  • Community
  • Acknowledgments
  • 'The Boston Girl' Excerpt
  • About the Author

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