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Melanie Notkin-Founder Savvy Auntie, Author of Otherhood

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Welcoming the savviest, coolest Auntie Melanie Notkin to discuss her new smash book, creating a lot of buzz, "Otherhood". In Otherhood, Melanie Notkin explores this modern phenomenon to understand the reasons for this shift, the social and emotional impact of childlessness, and how the “new normal” will impact social structures in the decades to come.

“In this thought-provoking, honest, and often hilarious exploration of “otherhood,” Melanie Notkin describes the pleasures and pain of coming to grips with the life she actually has—a childfull life, without children of her own. An essential read for anyone interested in what it’s like to be a woman today.” Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of Happier at Home and The Happiness Project

Melanie Notkin is the national best-selling author of Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids and the founder and personality behind Savvy Auntie, the beloved lifestyle brand celebrating modern aunthood. In 2009, she established Auntie's Day(R), the first annual day to honor aunts and godmothers.

Notkin is the foremost expert on the emerging demographic of childless, often single, women in North America. She has shared her research, writing, and popular voice as a contributor to The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and PsychologyToday.com, among others, and she appears regularly on national television, radio, and the web. 

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