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Author Stahl, Lesley, author.

Title Becoming grandma : the joys and science of the new grandparenting / Lesley Stahl.

Publication Info. New York : Blue Rider Press, [2016]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Byron PL Adult Non Fiction - BYLY-14  306.874 STA    AVAILABLE
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Non-Fiction - CHVY-11  306.8745 STA    AVAILABLE
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  306.8745 STA    AVAILABLE
 Cordova DL Stacks - CORG-7  B STA    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  306.8745 STA    AVAILABLE
 East Dubuque DL Stacks - EDLY-13  BIO STA    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  306.874 STA    AVAILABLE
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Adult Non Fiction - FRPY-12  306.8745 STA    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  306.8745 STA    AVAILABLE
 Genoa PL Stacks - GELY-11  NF 306.874 STA    AVAILABLE

Description 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary "From one of the country's most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman's life. After four decades as a reporter, Lesley Stahl says the most vivid and transforming experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or any other of her stories at 60 Minutes. It was becoming a grandmother. She was hit with a jolt of joy so intense and unexpected, she wanted to "investigate" it--as though it was a news flash! And so, using her 60 Minutes skills, she explores how grandmothering changes a woman's life, interviewing her friends like Whoopi Goldberg, her colleagues like Diane Sawyer, and the proverbial woman next door. On top of these personal accounts, she interviews scientists and doctors about physiological changes in women when they have grandchildren, anthropologists about why there are grandmothers in evolutionary terms, and psychiatrists about the therapeutic effects of grandchildren on both grandmothers and grandfathers. All through the book Stahl shares her stories about her own life now with two granddaughters, Jordan and Chloe, how her relationship with her daughter Taylor has changed, and how being a grandfather has affected her husband, Aaron. In an era when Baby Boomers are becoming grandparents in droves, when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children--and with a grandmother in the running to be our next US President--Stahl's book is a timely and affecting read that redefines a cherished relationship"-- Provided by publisher.
"From one of the country's most recognizable journalists: How becoming a grandmother transforms a woman's life"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-271).
Contents Over the river and through the woods -- Life and death -- Granny nannies -- Natural enemies -- House in the Bronx -- Working grannies -- Macho to mush -- Step-grandmothers -- Hope Meadows: A road trip -- Chloe -- A call to arms.
Subject Stahl, Lesley.
Stahl, Lesley -- Family.
Stahl, Lesley. (OCoLC)fst00229639
Grandmothers -- United States.
Grandparenting -- United States.
Grandparent and child.
Women television journalists -- Family relationships -- United States -- Biography.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Parenting -- Grandparenting.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Editors, Journalists, Publishers.
Grandparenting. (OCoLC)fst00946366
Grandmothers. (OCoLC)fst00946353
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Grandparent and child. (OCoLC)fst00946360
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
ISBN 9780399168154 (hardback)
039916815X (hardback)

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