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Audio Interview: Christine Coppa

By brettsinger |

rattledSomewhat unexpectedly, my interview with Christine Coppa on BlogTalkRadio went in a Father’s Day direction. It was on her mind, and mine as well.

I mentioned here how my my father left when I was very young, and then died when I was 11. Something I only just thought about today was whether or not it would have been better if he hadn’t been around at all. The father of Christine’s son chose at an early age not to be in his life, and she was telling me that she was grateful for the men who are there for her little boy as male role models (her brother and father, her friends). I told her that I agreed that male role models were important, but also that I felt very strongly that the most important thing her son had was her. As someone who was raised by a single mother, I get very worked up when anyone (Ann Coulter) insults single parents. It’s a difficult thing to do, whether it’s a mom or a dad. And while dad’s are clearly important, that doesn’t mean that mom isn’t, nor does it mean that mom can’t do it on her own. Sure, it’s different. But that doesn’t make it bad.

Christine Coppa’s book is  Rattled!: A Memoir. She also wrote an essay for Babble called The Man Who Wasn’t There, and has a blog on Glamour.com called Storked!

Listen to my interview with Christine below (or click here if the embed doesn’t work):

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  1. jeannesager says:

    I find it extremely bizarre that a single parent is criticized – but even more so when she (because it’s largely females taking the heat) didn’t choose to be in that position. Some guy takes off, and she’s doing double duty for her kid(s), and putting those of us in two-parent-households to shame with her juggling act, and you’re going to give her grief for ending up single? Go after the jerk who ducked out on his kid(s) and give her the credit she’s due. . . same goes for the guys in this position.

  2. PlumbLucky says:

    I’ve found that getting worked up about Ann Coulter is a waste of valuable resources…she’s just a bag of hot air, venom, and hatred. But I have to say – there is no way I’d ever criticize a single parent for being one, because in many cases, they didn’t ask to be put in that situation, are doing the best that they can and might be doing better than I could, and its really the chicken (who flew the coop) who needs to be taken to task!

  3. [...] Another one from me: my interview with author Christine Coppa, in which we talked about Father’s Day, among other things. (Audio Interview: Christine Coppa) [...]

  4. [...] topics on her blog Storked, hosted by Glamour.com. Christine also writes for Droolicious, and I interviewed her on Babble Talk Radio back in June. (It was an excellent interview, in my [...]

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