Stepmother – A Memoir
Stepmother tells the story of Marianne Lile, who met a man, fell in love, got married and arrived home from the honeymoon with a new label: stepmom. It was a role she initially embraced -- but she quickly discovered she was alone in a difficult situation, with no handbook and no mentor. Her story describes the complexities of the stepmom position, in a family and in the community, and shares her experience wearing a tag that is often misunderstood and weighed down by society's numerous myths. Candid and poignant, Stepmother is a story of love and like, resentments and exasperation, resignation and hope -- and a story, ultimately, of family.
About Marianne Lile (Seattle, Washington Author)
I’m a mom, stepmom, and now an author at She Writes Press. I am also a graduate of Colorado College and in a former life worked as a lobbyist for health related interests in Washington D.C. and Olympia, WA. I put political issues aside to raise kids – my husband’s and our own. The culmination of that 20 year plus “project” resulted in a memoir, Stepmother. You can often find me in my Seattle neighborhood walking our 120 pound Bernese Mountain dog and our 13 pound mix.