Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Berkeley Public Library Foundation

Ayelet Waldman

Ayelet Waldman is the author of A Really Good Day:  How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life, the novels Love and Treasure, Red Hook Road, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, and Daughter’s Keeper, as well of the essay collection Bad Mother:  A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamaties, and Occasional Moments of Grace and the Mommy-Track Mystery series.  She is the editor of Inside this Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons and the forthcoming Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation.  She was a federal public defender and an adjunct professor at the UC Berkeley Law School where she developed and taught a course on the legal implications of the War on Drugs.  She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband, Michael Chabon, and their four children.