Daughterhood and Motherhood with Maya Shanbhag Lang

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Dr. Dan welcomes Maya Shanbhag Lang to the podcast today to discuss the beauty and complexity of motherhood and daughterhood. Maya’s memoir What We Carry is inspired by caring for her aging mother while raising her own young daughter. Dr. Dan and Maya explore the mother-daughter dynamic, family secrets, motherhood, confronting the past, aging parents, illness, abuse, and much more.

In this episode, Maya talks honestly and openly to Dr. Dan about her complicated love for her mother and father, the eye-opening experience of dealing with her mom’s unexpected illness, and her family stories -- true and untrue. Maya’s warmth and eloquence will resonate with listeners long after this episode ends.

Maya Shanbhag Lang is Vice President of Strategy & Editorial at Zibby Books. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and others. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature, received the Neil Shepard Prize in Fiction, and is the daughter of South Asian immigrants.

For more information visit www.mayalang.com.

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