It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs
by Mary Louise Kelly
Mary Louise Kelly has spent two decades traveling the world as a successful reporter for NPR, where she is co-host of All Things Considered and the BBC. Since having kids, “next year” has been what she told herself—from making it to soccer games to driving carpool. Before she knows it, she will be all out of next year as she realizes her eldest son is about to go to college. The memoir is her attempt to wrestle with the balance between work and life, of anchoring both the news and a family. The result is an honest and touching book that acknowledges the unfair compromises and impossible struggles women (and men) often have to make when it comes to parenthood and career aspirations.