Comic Mike Birbiglia & Poet Jen Stein On 'Reluctant' Parenthood

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Comic Mike Birbiglia & Poet Jen Stein On 'Reluctant' Parenthood

Monday, 27 July

When Mike Birbiglia and Jen Stein got married, they agreed they didn't want kids. But then Jen changed her mind. After their daughter Oona was born, Mike had difficulty bonding with her, and it put a strain on the marriage. In their book, 'The New One,' Mike writes "painfully true" stories about the first year of parenthood and Jen gives her perspective through poetry.
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