A Letter to My Best Friend, On Finding Out She’s Pregnant

Yes, motherhood can be a private cataclysm, but I know you’ll be okay

Photo by Dakota Corbin on Unsplash

I tried to get you a gift today but everything was too stupid. I wanted to buy you something that would embarrass you and playfully tie you to the motherhood-industrial complex — an association I know you dread — while also conveying the unwieldy…

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Nina Renata Aron

Nina Renata Aron

Author of Good Morning, Destroyer of Men’s Souls: A Memoir of Women, Addiction, and Love. Work in NYT, New Republic, the Guardian, Jezebel, and more.