Brooke Berman is a playwright, filmmaker, and the author of the 2010 memoir No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments (Random House). She is also the author the book of essays, He Didn't Fucking Learn It From Me, and the writing guide 9 Juicy Weeks To A Wonderfully Imperfect First Draft, both published by Dutch Kills Press. Her plays have been produced at Steppenwolf, Primary Stages, 2nd Stage, The Humana Festival and others.
To My Friends Without Kids:
I was thinking about you tonight during the hour it took to put my 7-year-old son to bed. It was an hour that involved kicking and screaming — literally — and…audiobooks and extra glasses of water and back rubs and relaxation techniques and a truckload of faith to get by, which, by the way, is a reference to Lou Reed. I don’t subscribe to the cult of motherhood. I never have. I don’t think I’m special because I gave birth, and I don’t need to… >> Read More