Essential Labor  


Essential Labor
Harper Wave | May 10, 2022 | 256 pages
ISBN: 9780062937360

From the acclaimed author of Like a Mother comes an investigation into the current state of caregiving in America and an exploration of motherhood as a means of social change. The Covid-19 pandemic reminded us of an overlooked truth: mothering is among the only essential work humans do. In response to the increasing weight placed on mothers and caregivers--and the lack of a social safety net to support them--Garbes penned a piece for New York Magazine, "The Numbers Don't Tell the Whole Story," which quickly went viral.