Friday, November 27, 2009

audio file of nyc reading

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Book Tour starting!

Come by to one of these events and celebrate the release of My Baby Rides the Short Bus.
Friday, October 30th, 7 p.m. At Legacy Books in Plano, TX with Jennifer Silverman and Robert Rummel-Hudson. 7300 Dallas Parkway.

Sunday, November 8th, 7 p.m. at Espresso 77 cafe in Jackson Heights, Queens with Jennifer Silverman and cover artist Liz Baillie. 35-57 77th St.

Saturday, November 14th, 7 p.m. at Bluestockings Bookstore in the Lower East Side, Manhattan with Ayun Halliday, Sabrina Chapadjiev, Sharis Ingram and Jennifer Silverman. 172 Allen St.

Saturday, November 21st, 3 p.m. at Wooden Shoe, Philadelphia, with Jennifer Silverman. 704 South Street.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Available for Purchase!

We are thrilled to announce that My Baby Rides the Short Bus was released on October 13th! Copies are available via the PM Press website ( If your local bookstore doesn't have a copy, please ask them to order it so we can reach as many people as possible.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Plano Texas Reading! Oct. 30th

Reading w/Robert Rummel-Hudson and Jennifer Silverman
at Legacy Books.
Friday, October 30, 2009, from 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Legacy Books
7300 Dallas Parkway Plano, TX

Sunday, August 16, 2009

with 2 short bus authors!

mama salon @ bluestockings

Readings of original work by four mama/mami writers: Kerry Cohen (Loose Girl), Vikki Law (Resistance Behind Bars), Maegan Ortiz (VivirLatino) and Jennifer Silverman (My Baby Rides the Short Bus).

Friday, September 18, 2009
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street
New York, NY

Thursday, July 23, 2009

more advance praise!

"This is the most important book I've read in years. Whether you are subject or ally, My Baby Rides the Short Bus will open you--with its truth, humanity, and poetry. Lucky you to have found it. Now stick it in your heart."
--Ariel Gore

"Smart, diverse, inspiring. My Baby Rides the Short Bus reminds us of what we all have in common and how much more work there still is to be done."
--Vicki Forman, author of This Lovely Life: A Memoir of Premature Motherhood

"The contributors of this important and necessary anthology span a range of decades from a time when "defective babies" were institutionalized, to the nascent civil rights movement, straight on to a new era of independent living. The families sharing these stories live and often struggle with the consequences of illness, injury, genetic inheritance, or sometimes a perplexing and mysterious combination of factors, insisting that the world recognize a basic fact: "We are not science experiments."

Disability is a uniquely humbling and equal experience, sometimes expected, often striking without warning. These parents are honest about both the distressing and illuminating facts of their lives; the stories are caustic, exhilarating, fierce, funny, harrowing. Yet despite the intricate and often overwhelming challenges they face, these parents and children never succumb to maudlin stereotypes, because, as one contributor learns, "it isn't saintly to take care of someone you love."
--Bee Lavender, author of Lessons in Taxidermy: A Compendium of Safety and Danger

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"For the collection’s diverse and candid discussion of such topics as diagnosis, education, family, community support, respite and re-learning to stand up in order to be seen, heard, respected and believed, I hereby declare this book required reading for outsider parents of all stripes, their allies, school psychologists, therapists, social workers and child advocates!"
-Jessica Mills, author, My Mother Wears Combat Boots: A Parenting Guide for the Rest of Us

"If only that lady in the grocery store and all of those other so-called parenting experts would read this book! These true-life tales by mothers and fathers raising kids with "special needs" on the outer fringes of mainstream America are by turns empowering, heartbreaking, inspiring, maddening, and even humorous. Readers will be moved by the bold honesty of these voices, and by the fierce love and determination that rings throughout. This book is a vital addition to the public discourse on disability."
-Suzanne Kamata, editor, Love You to Pieces: Creative Writers on Raising a Child with Special Needs

"This book advances alternative parenting consciousness raising; and we need many more (on different separate themes within the multitude of those disenfranchised) in order to strive towards a community where no one will be left behind...About love, and difficulties; informative and supportive. Wise, non-conformist, and absolutely punk rock!"
-China Martens, author, The Future Generation: The Zine-Book for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends and Others

Sunday, April 12, 2009

pre-order now on amazon!