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Jackson, Marni

  • By: Ruth Panofsky
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

Journalist and creative nonfiction writer Marni Jackson broke new ground with her 1992 book, The Mother Zone: Love, Sex and Laundry in the Modern Family. Her witty, honest memoir of motherhood, published when her only child, son Casey, was 8 years old, quickly became a national bestseller. Hailed by the Ottawa Citizen as a long-overdue manifesto for mothers that marked the beginning of an undeclared revolution, The Mother Zone is a landmark Canadian work in the field of motherhood studies.

Born and raised in Burlington, Ontario, in 1947, Jackson currently lives in nearby Toronto. She has had a varied career as weekly columnist for the Books section of the Globe and Mail, senior editor of The Walrus, and contributing editor of Saturday Night and Toronto Life. ...

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