Essential Hip Mama
Writing from the Cutting Edge of Parenting
by Ariel Gore EDITOR
This collection of excerpts from the epic Hip Mama zine, containing the best of the best—essays on parenthood, work, identity, sex, poverty, picky eating, fears, adventures, and staying true to yourself when you have kids. Plus tons of art, a list of fun activities that cost $2 or less, calendar entries showing the hecticness of hip mama life, and a ton of stuff that generally combines the best of the original zine format with this compact book edition. This book came out in 2004 and contains work from a decade's worth of zines. If you're sick of representations of Instagram-perfect parenthood where well-off white nuclear families drive their kids to wholesome after-school activities while munching on high-end snacks and wearing the latest fashions, hip mama is for you!