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Author: Kenya Barris, Kim Brooks Narrator: Kim Brooks Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2018 ISBN: 9781427298225
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This program includes a bonus interview with the author.

One morning, Kim Brooks made a split-second decision to leave her four-year old son in the car while she ran into a store. What happened would consume the next several years of her life and spur her to investigate the broader role America’s culture of fear plays in parenthood. In Small Animals, Brooks asks, Of all the emotions inherent in parenting, is there any more universal or profound than fear? Why have our notions of what it means to be a good parent changed so radically? In what ways do these changes impact the lives of parents, children, and the structure of society at large? And what, in the end, does the rise of fearful parenting tell us about ourselves?

Fueled by urgency and the emotional intensity of Brooks’s own story, Small Animals is a riveting examination of the ways our culture of competitive, anxious, and judgmental parenting has profoundly altered the experiences of parents and children. In her signature style—by turns funny, penetrating, and always illuminating—which has dazzled millions of fans and been called "striking" by New York Times Book Review and "beautiful" by the National Book Critics Circle, Brooks offers a provocative, compelling portrait of parenthood in America and calls us to examine what we most value in our relationships with our children and one another.

Praise for Small Animals:

"Part memoir, part history, part documentary, part impassioned manifesto...it might be the most important book about being a parent that you will ever read." Emily Rapp Black, New York Times bestselling author of The Still Point of the Turning World

Small Animals by Kim Brooks, came at me like a giant exhalation, a release of so much of the stress I’ve carried around since [becoming] a mother.” — Rebecca Makkai, author of The Great Believers

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About the Author

Kenya Barris was born on August 9, 1974 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on America’s Next Top Model, Black-ish and Barbershop: The Next Cut. He has been married to Dr. Rainbow Edwards-Barris since December 3, 1999. They have three children