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Solo Mom Stories

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The Last Bookstore

453 South Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

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The Last Bookstore is pleased to present Solo Mom Stories, an evening of readings from We Got This: Solo Mom Stories of Grit Heart & Humor. Contributors such as, Lennlee Keep, Kathleen Laccinole, Evie Peck & Mika Yamamoto will read their funny and poignant essays. Snacks, beverages and music will accompany our celebration.

In the United States, more than 15 million women are parenting children on their own, either by circumstance or by choice. Too often these moms who do it all have been misrepresented and maligned. Not anymore. In We Got This, seventy-five solo mom writers tell the truth about their lives—their hopes and fears, their resilience and setbacks, their embarrassments and triumphs. Some of these writers’ names will sound familiar, like Amy Poehler, Anne Lamott, and Elizabeth Alexander, while others are about to become unforgettable. Bound together by their strength, pride, and—most of all—their dedication to their children, they broadcast a universal and empowering message: You are not alone, solo moms—and your tenacity, courage, and fierce love are worthy of celebration.

Co-editor, Marika Lindholm founded the social platform Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere (ESME.com) to ignite a social movement of solo moms. A trained sociologist, she taught courses on inequality, diversity, and gender at Northwestern University for over a decade. After a divorce left her parenting two children on her own, she built ESME out of academic and personal experience. Marika has published scholarly articles; been a regular contributor to Ms. Psychology Today, Working Mother, Mind Body Green, and Talk Space; and published essays and fiction in the Daily News, Elephant Journal, The Hill, Silent Voices, and the Southern Indiana Review.

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