By Lesley Stahl
From one of many country’s such a lot recognizable reporters: How changing into a grandmother transforms a woman’s life.
After 4 many years as a reporter, Lesley Stahl’s such a lot bright and transformative adventure of her lifestyles used to be no longer overlaying the White residence, interviewing heads of country, or gaining knowledge of tales at 60 Minutes. It was once changing into a grandmother. She used to be hit with a jolt of pleasure so excessive and unforeseen, she desired to “investigate” it—as even though it have been a information flash. And so, utilizing her 60 Minutes talents, she explored how grandmothering adjustments a woman’s lifestyles, interviewing associates like Whoopi Goldberg, colleagues like Diane Sawyer (and grandfathers, together with Tom Brokaw), in addition to the proverbial girl subsequent door.
Along with those own debts, Stahl speaks with scientists and medical professionals approximately physiological adjustments that take place in girls after they have grandchildren; anthropologists approximately why there are grandmothers, in evolutionary phrases; and psychiatrists concerning the healing results of grandchildren on either grandmothers and grandfathers.
Throughout Becoming Grandma, Stahl stocks tales approximately her personal lifestyles with granddaughters Jordan and Chloe, approximately how her dating along with her daughter, Taylor, has replaced, and approximately how being a grandfather has affected her husband, Aaron.
In an period while child boomers have gotten grandparents in droves and while younger mom and dad want all of the aid they could get elevating their young children, Stahl’s booklet is a well timed and affecting learn that redefines a adored relationship.
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