All Joy and No FunRising on Amazon’s sales rankings (currently at #24) is All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior (HarperCollins/Ecco)which was featured on the cover of Sunday’s NYT Book Review.

Reviewer Andrew Solomon, whose most recent book Far From the Tree, is also about parenthood, says this “trenchant and engrossing” book inspired him “to think differently about my own experience as a parent.”

When Senior published an essay, also called All Joy and No Fun in New York magazine in 2010, it caused a furor (which may have been generated by the subtitle,”Why parents hate parenting”). So far, reactions to the book have been positive and remarkably personal; Slate’s reviewer even comed close to saying it made her rethink her own decision to not have children.

Senior has several media appearances coming up — NPR’s Fresh Air on Tuesday, Comedy Central’s Colbert Report tonight and ABC’s Good Morning America, scheduled to Feb. 27.

Library holds are heavy where ordering is light.

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