Pushing a rock up a hill
Amy Ryan, author
In this chapbook of poetry and prose, Amy explores life after birth taking us from the rage she experienced in new motherhood through the ugly parts of her struggling (and, at times, hostile) marriage, continuing on to a second pregnancy. While starting a company, she raised her first child and found herself in the midst of an identity crisis that highlights the negative aspects of modern parenting. After bearing the burden of an exhaustive mental lode, she found refuge in writing this book and hopes that other woman can find validation in these pages that fearlessly take on the ugly, embarrassing, shameful parts of motherhood and marriage.