Friday, June 22, 2012

A Must Read Book! "No Biking in the House Without a Helmet" by Melissa Fay Greene


“We so loved raising our four children by birth, we didn’t want to stop. When the clock started to run down on the home team, we brought in ringers.”


“No Biking in the House Without a Helmet” is a poignant and hilarious story about the creation of one American family. Melissa Fay Greene and her husband, criminal defense attorney Don Samuel, had four children of their own before being inspired to adopt five children – one from Bulgaria and four from Ethiopia – within an eight year period. Today, the kids range from thirteen to twenty-nine years old.
“No Biking in the House Without a Helmet” is an emotional rollercoaster that describes the sometimes hilarious, sometimes perilous route toward becoming a loving family. This story gives rise to wisdom on subjects of profound interest – unmapped by experts, unknown to outsiders – to parents everywhere.

Two-time National book Award finalist Melissa Fay Green is best known for her books on the civil rights movement and the African HIV/AIDS pandemic.  However, she and her husband have also pursued a more private vocation:  parenthood.  

A celebration of parenthood; an ingathering of children, through birth and out of loss and bereavement, a relishing of moments hilarious and enlightening-No Biking In The House Without A Helmet is a loving portrait of a unique twenty-first century family as it wobbles between disaster and joy.

About The Author
Melissa Fay Greene is the author of Praying for SheetrockThe Temple BombingLast Man Out, and There Is No Me Without You. Two of her books have been finalists for the National Book Award, and New York University’s journalism department named Praying for Sheetrock one of the top one hundred works of journalism in the twentieth century. She has written for The New YorkerThe Washington PostThe New York Times MagazineAtlantic MonthlyGood HousekeepingNewsweekLifeReader’s DigestRedbook, andSalon, among others. She and her husband, Don Samuel, have nine children and live in Atlanta.



If you would like to know more about the book or the Author, please visit her website.


Disclosure:  I receive a copy of the

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