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‘Motherland’ Author Talks Mamas & Drama In Park Slope

Author Amy Sohn On The Couch
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – When we hear “Park Slope,” different things come to mind: brownstones, tree-lined streets and well-to-do strollers moms.

But after reading “Motherland,” you may look at things a little differently.

The book is an inside look into relationships and parenting in one of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods. Bestselling author of the new novel, Amy Sohn, joined The Couch to talk about the work’s inspiration.

“I’ve kind of observed the extreme pressure to be a perfect mom,” she said. “But I’ve also observed the things that are a little tougher to see – like the mom and dad having argument on the way to drop-off.”

Sohn, a Brooklyn native who has lived in Park Slope for nine years, says Park Slope has been “gentrified” over the last few years.

“I wanted to write a book about the midlife crisis of modern parents,” she said.

To see the full interview, check out the video below.