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Bintel Brief: Advice and Other Possible Pursuits — Ayelet Waldman Answers Your Questions

We are delighted to announce that writer Ayelet Waldman will be the Forward’s next guest Bintel Brief advice columnist — answering reader questions during the month of February.

Waldman inspired passionate debate (and an episode of “Oprah”) when she declared, in a New York Times essay, that she loves her husband more than she loves her children. That piece, and the response to it, paved the way for her forthcoming non-fiction book, “Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace.”

She is the author of the novels “Daughter’s Keeper” and “Love and Other Impossible Pursuits” — the latter of which is being made into a movie starring Natalie Portman. Waldman also penned seven installments of the “Mommy-Track Mystery” series, about a stay-at-home mother who moonlights as a crime-solving detective.

Waldman’s personal essays have appeared in the Guardian, Vogue, Elle, and New York, among other publications. A mother of four, she is married to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon and lives in Northern California.

If you’re facing a parenting challenge, struggling to balance work and family, desperate to overcome writer’s block, or if you just could use a little advice from Ayelet Waldman, please send your questions for the Bintel Brief to bintelbrief@forward.com. Questions selected for publication will be printed anonymously.

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