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A Fictional Look at a Working Mother

Allison Pearson's novel I Don't Know How She Does It tracks the struggles of a fictional mom balancing the stress of work and home. Pearson speaks with NPR's Madeleine Brand.

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Madeleine Brand
Madeleine Brand is the host of NPR’s newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).