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Momma Love: How The Mother Half Lives

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Andover Press (May 1 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938183118
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938183119
  • Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 16.8 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 789 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,056,802 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Ali Smith is a talented, original, and inventive photographer with a passion for women’s issues.” –Amy Arbus, photographer

“Ali Smith’s photos show artists both as they want to be and as they are. That takes a brilliant eye.” –Mary Karr, bestselling author of The Liar’s Club and Cherry

“Ali Smith is a visionary. I think she’s an amazing photographer, a great musician, really insightful, a great storyteller, and a magnet for really cool, interesting women. I love her politics. I love her point of view. In my Mount Rushmore of women I admire, she’s right up there with Dorothy Day and Zelda Fitzgerald, and all those other great crackpots.” –Karen Duffy, television personality, model, and author of Model Patient

About the Author

Ali Smith has been a ballet dancer and a rock musician as well as a photographer. Her first book, Laws of the Bandit Queens, was released in 2002 by Three Rivers Press and has been called “this generation’s quintessential homage to strong, smart, groundbreaking women.” She has been profiled on Oxygen Television and in New York Magazine and Women’s Wear Daily, reviewed in Elle Girl, and was briefly “the face of Cosmopolitan Magazine.” She has exhibited her work at the International Center of Photography, Milk Studios, and Sandbox Studios, among other places and has been a visiting artist at ICP, New York University, and Alfred University. A grant fromthe Puffin Foundation funded Ali’s work photographing incarcerated mothers and their children, and the resulting photo essay was published in a national magazine. She lives in her hometown of New York City with her husband, a photojournalist, and their son.

Joan Blades is the cofounder of MoveOn and MomsRising.

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5.0 out of 5 stars What's going on? June 25 2014
By S. Scales - Published on
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Why is this book selling for hundreds of dollars on amazon? It's listed on the writer's website for purchase online for $45, and in several NYC bookstores too. I rely on Amazon being a one stop shop for picking up items as gifts, for myself, etc and am disturbed to see this listed by third party sellers for $277! Don't understand it.
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