elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Jesse Green

Jesse Green is the author of The Velveteen Father: An Unexpected Journey to Parenthood (Villard/Random House: 1999). He is a much-anthologized, award-winning journalist and a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine; he has written for The New Yorker, The Washington Post, New York, Premiere, GQ, Philadelphia, Mirabella, and Out.

His novel, O Beautiful, was called "one of the best first novels of the year" by Entertainment Weekly in 1992 and was reissued by Ballantine in 2000. He is also the creator, with the novelist Meg Wolitzer, of the Mind Games puzzle column, which appears bimonthly in the magazine Civilization. He lives in New York City.

Further Readings:

The Velveteen Father: An Unexpected Journey to Parenthood by Jesse Green
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books; Reprint edition (May 2, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0345437098
ISBN-13: 978-0345437099
Amazon: The Velveteen Father: An Unexpected Journey to Parenthood

Being a parent was not a high priority--or even much of a likelihood--for acclaimed journalist and novelist Jesse Green. Yet when Green, at the age of thirty-seven, fell in love with a man who had recently adopted a baby boy, fatherhood suddenly fell into his lap. Now in this warm, humorous, deeply personal book, Green recounts the unexpected journey he and his partner traveled together on the road to parenthood.

In becoming the father--or rather one of the fathers--of Erez, Green faced challenges familiar to all parents, from the first bath to the first tooth, along with a host of dilemmas unique to his situation. As Green discovered, even in blasé New York City, reactions to his unconventional family ranged from the funny to the frightening, the unaccepting to the all-embracing. The Velveteen Father is a moving record of the transformative effects parenthood can have on people who least expect to become parents-- and of how we are repeatedly made anew by the love of children who need us.

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