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Real Mothers. Real Careers. Real Conflict

Come join Samantha Parent Walravens '90 as she discusses her new book, Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood (Coffeetown Press, May 2011).

Torn has been heralded by the press as "a welcome addition to the body of literature on the work-life balance. The point that nobody actually has it all is made all the more compelling when it is made by a choir of voices." (Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times). With humor and honesty, Walravens captures the voices of a generation of women caught in the crossfire of kids, career, and family life. In the end, the reader can take comfort in the knowledge that there is no perfect mother, nor is there a perfect balance when it comes to kids and career.

Samantha Parent Walravens is an award-winning journalist, writer and mother of four children. She started her writing career as an editor for PC World magazine, where she covered business and technology, and launched the magazine's first web site, PC World Online. She left journalism to chase the "Internet dream" in the mid-1990s, helping to grow a small Silicon Valley software start-up into a multi-million dollar public company. She has since returned to her true passion, writing, and has authored articles on topics including politics, business, lifestyle and women's issues. TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career &the Conflict of Modern Motherhood is her first book.

Samantha is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University and has a Masters in Literature and Women's Studies from the University of Virginia.

Event Details

Date/Time: Thursday, September 22 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Law offices of Duane Morris LLP at One Market Plaza, Spear Tower, Suite 2200 (Near the Embarcadero BART station)

Please RSVP to David Marshak '66 marshak.david@att.net **


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