Bad Mother by Ayelet Waldman is subtitled A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace. It's a collection of essays about Waldman's experience of motherhood. More than that though, it's a collection of essays that make you feel so much better about your own Bad Mother credentials. Waldman talks openly and honestly about her life, her children's lives, her family; but she also questions the need to label each other as a bad mothers, the judgement that seems to just come with having a child these days.
I first heard of this book when I read an article in the Guardian. The article struck a chord with me, so I bought the book.