LTYM: NYC is proud to announce a second (!) book event in celebration of the launch of Listen To Your Mother- in collaboration with The Museum of Motherhood and Barnes & Noble!

On Friday, May 8th at 7 pm, join us as we listen to Patty Chang Anker, Kathy Curto, Barb Patrick, and Amy Wilson– all NYC-area contributors to the Listen To Your Mother anthology—at the Barnes & Noble on the Upper West Side, as part of The Museum of Motherhood’s “Art of Motherhood” reading series.

They’ll read their essays, and talk a bit about both their other work and their various paths to motherhood.

It’s like a mini-LYTM performance- free of charge!

If you can’t join us on May 8th, but would still like to have your purchase of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER (or any other book!) benefit The Museum of Motherhood, log on to from May 6-10th and use Bookfair ID#11455805.

Read on for a little more information about the contributors who will be reading on May 8th. We hope to see you there!

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AMY WILSON is the author of When Did I Get Like This? (HarperCollins, Target “Emerging Author” selection) and Mother Load, a one-woman show which toured to 16 cities nationwide after its hit run off-Broadway.  As an actor, Amy also co-starred in The Last Night of Ballyhoo on Broadway, appeared as a series regular on two sitcoms (NBC’s Daddio and ABC’s Norm), and has guest starred in many other TV shows and films. She has written for magazines like Redbook and Parenting, and websites like CNN, NPR, and The New York Times. Blog:

If you cannot attend the event on May 8th, but would still like to have your book purchases benefit The Museum of Motherhood, log on to from May 6-10th and use Bookfair ID#11455805.

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As you might have heard by now, our Listen to Your Mother book reading was a grand success! I mean, how could it not be? Our Brooklyn bookstore venue, Book Court, was packed to the hilt with LTYM alum, friends, and supporters, as well as wine, cheese, and cookies. (Really cool cookies that looked like mini Listen To Your Mother: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now books and tasted like buttery goodness.)

Founder, Ann Imig, looked fancy and fabulous in her red dress as she captivated us with her warmth and happiness. She drew us in, speaking about the beginnings of LTYM, the faithful partnership with BlogHer, how Putnam came onto the scene – before graciously turning the spotlight over to the selected book contributors and their wonderful essays.

Aside from our sugar high, other high notes of the evening included hanging with some of our LTYM NYC 2014 cast mates Nadine Baker, Neil Kramer, Linda Kuriloff, Doreen Oliver, and Lisa Samet (such a fun group!); and meeting LTYM Diversity & Inclusion Mentor, and book contributor, Taya Dunn Johnson, and her son, Marcus.

Marcus was a hoot, as only a six-year old can be – so very polite and inquisitive and adorable in his suit. And he’s got an excellent sense of comedic timing too, cracking the audience up more than once as he burst out laughing during Wendi Aaron’s reading of The Job of Motherhood (page 50!).

After the readings ended, everyone, with pens and book copies in hand, milled about getting their editions signed and getting to know LTYM directors and producers who flew in just to celebrate the launch with us. Then it was on to the SheKnows #BlogHer15: Experts Among Us meetup, which was in full swing by the time we arrived, at great little Cobble Hill restaurant called La Vara.

The NYC team would like to send out a few special THANK YOUs…

Thank you, Anna Palmer, Jennifer Lee’s assistant and our incredible photographer for the evening, for your talent and hard work. Thank you good people of Book Court who did everything for us – from creating the eye-catching book display, to setting up the room perfectly, to pouring the wine, to cleaning up. Yes, even cleaning up. Wow. And thank you to our glorious host Putnam books for arranging and coordinating the entire event (who do you think brought the food and drink and those fabulous cookies? Thank you, thank you, thank you.)

So that’s a wrap from LTYM NYC. But it’s only the beginning for #LTYM.

Right now, across the country there are LTYM shows that are in rehearsals and getting ready to take to the stage, which means — Listen To Your Mother 2015 Tickets are on sale now! (After all, where do you think the essays for the next LTYM book will come from?)

Our just-released book will be on sale at our shows and is available now from your favorite bookseller!

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