Dear Daughter: The Best of the Dear Leta Letters
About the Book
From the author of IT SUCKED AND THEN I CRIED, creator of Dooce.com, and “Queen of the Mommy Bloggers” (The New York Times)—a collection of disarmingly honest, irreverent, and heartwarming letters that Heather wrote to her daughter, Leta, every month for the first seven years of her life.With more than 100,000 daily visitors, Heather’s website Dooce.com is the most popular autobiographical blog on the web. Now, Heather has collected the best of her wildly popular “Dear Leta” letters—which she began writing to her daughter the day before she turned eight weeks old—chronicling the ups and downs of motherhood with an irresistible blend of overwhelming emotion and sleep-deprived insanity.
For the next seven years, Heather continued to write a letter to Leta each month, and she posted them on her blog. With honesty and humility, the letters reveal the everyday miracles as Leta grows and develops—from the first time she holds a rattle, to her first steps…to her first curse word. The result is a hilarious and universally relatable account of motherhood: the intense love and despair, joy and frustration, and everything in between.