Book Nook: No Biking in the House Without a Helmet, by Melissa Fay Greene

May 16, 2011

Melissa Fay Greene is the author of a number of highly respected works. Her book "Praying for Sheetrock" was named one of the top 100 journalistic works of the twentieth century by the journalism department at New York University. Greene has chosen some weighty topics to cover; the bombing of a synagogue in "The Temple Bombing", and the African AIDS-HIV pandemic in "There Is No Me Without You".

Greene, who grew up in Dayton, Ohio, never planned to write this memoir. She and her husband Donny raised their 4 kids in Atlanta. Greene wrote. Donny defended criminals in the Georgia courts. They decided that 4 kids
wasn't enough. They began to adopt children. In "No Biking in the House Without a Helmet" Greene describes her experiences with motherhood and in navigating this adoption journey with her family as they brought 5 more
children into their household; one from Bulgaria, and 4 more from Ethiopia. Greene has a sense of humor about it all. At times she sounds a bit like the late Erma Bombeck. This is an amazing story. (www.melissafaygreene.com)