Struggling With the “Stepmonster” in You?
Insight and Advice from Wednesday Martin, PhD
BY STEPMOM STAFF
Social Researcher, Author and Cultural Critic “at large, in high heels,” Wednesday Martin, PhD, tugged at the roots of the stepfamily tree with the 2009 release of her book “Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel and Act the Way We Do.” A Books for a Better Life Award finalist, the title continues to be a must-read.
Martin is a long-time StepMom contributor and has also written for “The Atlantic,” “The Daily Beast,” “Harper’s Bazaar” and others. She has appeared on CNN, NPR, BBC and “Today.” Her 2016 release, “Primates of Park Avenue,” was quickly labeled a bestseller by the “New York Times” and eye-popping by “People” magazine.
With “Stepmonster” approaching its 10th year in print, it’s a great time to reflect on the book’s social, cultural and anthropological implications. Martin unpacks her findings, hopes and history in this updated version of a prior interview with StepMom.