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Ayelet Waldman

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Cookies that Age Gracefully...More Gracefully Than Us? With Guest Ayelet Waldman

The Secret Life Of Cookies

Marissa’s guest this week is Ayelet Waldman, the NYTimes best-selling author, and creator and writer behind the Netflix Emmy-award winning series “Unbelievable.” Unbelievable is also the range of topics Marissa and Ayelet cover as they chewy oatmeal cookies: psychedelics, how to use MDMA to keep your marriage on sure footing (Ayelet is  married to author Michael Chabon), real gratitude vs smug-gratitude, great books to read, and whether society allows women to age gracefully or if the whole concept is a farce. And jumpsuits. The secret behind jumpsuits. All in one episode. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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19 Feb 2022

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Ep145 - Ayelet Waldman | Bad Mothers

Talks at Google

Israeli-American lawyer and novelist Ayelet Waldman came to public attention with the publication of her essay “Truly, Madly, Guiltily”, in which she describes the complex & sometimes conflicting feelings she has for both her husband & her four children. This essay provoked so much public controversy that Waldman decided to write a collection of essays about parenting and motherhood, entitled “Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace.” This New York Times bestselling book says that no woman can be a perfect mother - it argues that competitive, neurotic parenting & having unrealistic expectations may be damaging to our children, and that society is too hard on other women's parenting skills. The book includes chapters on feminism, motherhood, and all its associated anxieties, including anxieties about breastfeeding, marriage, postpartum sexuality, teenagers, homework, and the loss of an unborn child. Originally published on April 15th, 2010. Visit http://g.co/TalksAtGoogle/BadMothers to watch the video.


7 May 2021

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Brit Bennett & Ayelet Waldman - Writing, Parenting & the Weight of our Histories

Breakthrough Podcast

New York Times bestselling authors Brit Bennett and Ayelet Waldman discuss writing, parenting, and life in a world haunted by our shared and differentiated histories.


23 Apr 2021

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Nick Hornby with Ayelet Waldman: Just Like You

Chicago Humanities Festival

Nick Hornby’s latest novel Just Like You updates the meet-cute genre for a modern love story: Lucy, a 41 year old almost-divorcée, stands in line at a butcher shop watching her neighbor flirt with a much younger man behind the counter. It’s not exactly the stuff of dreams, but Lucy isn’t looking for romance (at least not yet). Join Hornby (High Fidelity) and Ayelet Waldman (The Mommy-Track Mysteries) for a chat about what it means for authors and characters to throw out the old scripts in order to try something new. This program was livestreamed on October 27, 2020. Donate now to support programs like this: https://www.chicagohumanities.org/don... This week’s programs presented with the support of Fifth Third Bank.   Order the book Just Like You: A Novel online at Seminary Co-op: https://www.semcoop.com/just-you Explore upcoming events: https://www.chicagohumanities.org/


13 Nov 2020

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Interview: Ayelet Waldman on Her Role in the Prosecution of the Man who Tried to Sexually Assault Her

The Crime Story Podcast with Kary Antholis

In their conversation, they discuss Ayelet’s recent piece for The Atlantic entitled “Should I Help Incarcerate the Man Who Tried to Sexually Assault Me?” You can find a transcript of this interview at CrimeStory.com.


12 Oct 2020

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Summary of A Really Good Day by Ayelet Waldman | Free Audiobook

QuickRead Podcast - Free book summaries

Learn about how microdosing made a mega difference in Waldman’s mood, marriage, and life. Struggling to heal the mind has become commonplace in today’s society. As people live fast-paced lives surrounded by technology and social media, the rise of mental illness has become an increasingly prevalent problem. With depression, anxiety, and mood swings, people often seek medical help to ease their symptoms and balance their brains. Unfortunately, medical attention doesn’t always work and patients like Ayelet Waldman turn to drastic measures to help feel like themselves again. A Really Good Day is the true story of Waldman’s struggle with mood storms which led her to a drastic, yet forbidden remedy: microdoses of LSD. While Waldman suffered, her husband and children suffered with her, she became desperate for help. So when a small vial arrives in her mailbox, she places two drops on her tongue in hopes that she and her family will one day be okay again. Over the course of a month, Waldman charted her experience of daily microdosing. She also pored over the history and mythology of LSD, the cutting-edge research surrounding the drug, and the byzantine policies that control it. Ultimately, Waldman documented her experience in her search for a really good day. As you read, you’ll learn what microdosing is, how LSD has helped popular billionaires like Steve Jobs, and how the greatest risk of microdosing LSD is simply getting arrested. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. DISCLAIMER: This book summary is meant as a preview and not a replacement for the original book. If you like this summary please consider purchasing the original book to get the full experience as the original author intended it to be. If you are the original author of any book on QuickRead and would like us to remove it, please contact us at hello@quickread.com


4 Oct 2020

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Fight – 100 years of the ACLU with Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman

Creative Collisions

We celebrated 100 years of the American Civil Liberties Union – America's premier defender of civil rights and social justice – powerhouse literary couple Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman joined Hector Villagra of ACLU Southern California to discuss their new collection of essays Fight of the Century.


24 Aug 2020

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Ayelet Waldman - Does microdosing LSD make you a modern Empath?


This time I talk to Ayelet Waldman who talks refreshingly open about her microdosing experience with LSD and becoming a modern empath through the experience: she just founded FeedER to support health workers with food during the Covid19-Crisis. Ayelet is a very successful Israeli-American novelist and essayist, has written many novels, TV Shows like “Unbelievable” on Netflix. Her book “A Really Good Day: How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life” is a fascinating diary about that little blue bottle in Ayelets fridge: LSD in a microdose.


2 Apr 2020

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Ayelet Waldman on the ACLU’s 100 Year Fight

At Liberty

This weekend, we celebrate the ACLU’s 100th birthday. To commemorate the centennial, novelist and essayist Ayelet Waldman and her husband Michael Chabon edited an anthology of essays from today’s most prominent writers reflecting on landmark ACLU cases. The book is called Fight of The Century, and it features authors like Jesmyn Ward, Dave Eggers and Salman Rushdie, among many others. Waldman joins us to discuss the power of storytelling in both literature and litigation, and what compelled her to take on this project.


16 Jan 2020

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The Morning Show- 06/13/19 Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman (Archives)

WGTD's The Morning Show with Greg Berg

This interview is with two remarkably gifted and successful writers,  Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, who also happen to be husband and wife. The occasion of this interview in 2009 was the publication of Chabon's memoir  "Manhood for Amateurs: the Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father and Son."   We also talk about Waldman's book "Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace."  


13 Jun 2019