Joyce Maynard


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Daphne Joyce Maynard (born November 5, 1953) is an American author known for writing with candor about her life, as well as for her works of fiction and hundreds of essays and newspaper columns, often about parenting and family. The 1998 publication of her memoir, At Home in the World, made her the object of intense criticism among some members of the literary world for having revealed the story ... more »

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  • ''One of the sad realities of being a parent is that the same stuff you know is exciting, educational, and enriching in your child's life is often messy, smelly and exhausting to deal with.''
    Joyce Maynard (20th century), U.S. writer. "The Call of the Wild," Parenting (August 1994).
  • Teach a child to play solitaire, and she'll be able to entertain herself when there's no one around. Teach her tennis, and she'll know what to do when she's on a court. But raise her to feel comfortab...
    Joyce Maynard (20th century), U.S. writer. "The Call of the Wild," Parenting Magazine (August 1994).
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