This event will be held at our 9th Ave location in the Inner Sunset
Join us on Wednesday, October 11 at 7pm PT when Minna Dubin celebrates the release of her book, Mom Rage: The Everyday Crisis of Modern Motherhood, with Jenny True at 9th Ave!
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Praise for Mom Rage
“Mom Rage makes crucial space for all of us who have experienced the sudden, terrifying urge to stab a mattress with a kitchen knife, punch a wall, or squeeze our children a little too tightly. Dubin reminds us our darkest moments are symptoms of systemic failings, not signs of personal flaws—and that our anger should be harnessed as an animating force for equity.”—Angela Garbes, author of Essential Labor
“Breaking down the unnamable feelings so many women have as mothers, Mom Rage is a must-read for women who struggle to reconcile the cultural pressure to be 'good mothers' with the powerful negative emotions that come with parenting."—Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage Become Her
“If you've ever screamed at your child in ways that shock you — and we all have, haven't we? — Mom Rage is an absolute must-read. As Minna Dubin argues, your anger is not a moral failing. This book is an eye-opening exploration of the many social forces that drive mothers to explode at their children, as well as the societal and situational solutions that could, ultimately, save us.”—Melinda Wenner Moyer, author of How to Raise Kids Who Aren't Assholes
About Mom Rage
A frank, feminist examination of the hidden crisis of rage facing American mothers—and how we can fix it.
Mothers aren’t supposed to be angry. Still, Minna Dubin was an angry mom: exhausted by the grueling, thankless work of full-time parenting and feeling her career slip away, she would find herself screaming at her child or exploding at her husband.
When Dubin pushed past her shame and talked with other mothers about how she was feeling, she realized that she was far from alone. Mom Rage is Dubin’s groundbreaking work of reportage about an unspoken crisis of anger sweeping the country—and the world. She finds that while a specific instance of rage might be triggered by something as simple as a child who won’t tie her shoes, the roots of the anger go far deeper, from the unequal burden of childcare shouldered by moms to the flattening of women’s identities once they have kids. Drawing on insights from moms across the spectrum of race, sexual orientation, and class, she offers practical tools to help readers disarm their rage in the moment, while never losing sight of the broader social change we need to stop raging for good.
About Minna Dubin
Minna Dubin (she/her) is a writer and mother in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Parents, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Romper, The Forward, Hobart, MUTHA Magazine, and Literary Mama. She is the recipient of an artist enrichment grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. As a leading feminist voice on mom rage, Minna has appeared on MSNBC, Good Morning America, The Tamron Hall Show, NBC10 Boston, and NPR.
About Jenny True
Jenny True is Jenny Pritchett, a Bay Area writer, editor, and teacher. Her inclusive screed on pregnancy, postpartum-ness, and parenthood, You Look Tired: An Excruciatingly Honest Guide to New Parenthood, came out during the pandemic (not recommended) (Running Press, 2021). Then it was translated into Turkish and released in Turkey as Biraz Yorgun Gibisin (highly recommended). Her debut collection, At or Near the Surface (Fourteen Hills Press, 2008), won the Michael Rubin Book Award, and for three years, she was the pregnancy and parenting columnist for Romper. In a former life she was a fact-checker for Sunset and Dwell and an intern for Mother Jones and Ms. In this life, after becoming the first full-time copy editor for both Common Sense Media and KQED, she is the West Coast copy editor for The Guardian US.
A frank, feminist examination of the hidden crisis of rage facing American mothers—and how we can fix it
Mothers aren’t supposed to be angry.
In the tradition of Ali Wong and Amy Schumer comes this whip-smart, spit-out-your-coffee funny guide for new parents—from popular blogger and columnist Jenny True. Plenty of "new parent" guides cover the basics of breastfeeding, bonding, sleep, and "getting back in shape." But nowhere is a guide that tells you, WTF is this squeeze bottle thing fro