No matter the life condition, it’s human nature to want to learn about people who are like you. There’s an instinctive questing for a tribe. This site’s feature on famous women with children is consistently one of the site’s most popular pages.
I don’t actually know what pulls humans to experience such quiet happiness when they meet someone they believe to be like themselves. When fame is involved, there’s an element of “If she can do it, maybe I can, too!”
I initially planned the page in a response to a woman who asked me, almost tearfully, “What do I leave behind? What is my legacy?” The Famous NotMom page celebrates nothin’ but legacies.
It’s time to add some more.
A reader (Thanks, Avra!) sent in a link to this list of famous authors of children’s books, NotMoms all:
Louisa May Alcott – Little Women
Holly Black – The Spiderwick Chronicles
Margaret Wise Brown – The Runaway Bunny, Goodnight, Moon
Meg Cabot – The Princess Diaries
Kat DiCamillo – The Tale of Desperaux, Because of Winn-Dixie
Louise Fitzhugh – Harriet the Spy
Gail Carson Levine – Ella Enchanted
Ann M. Martin – The Baby-Sitters Club Series
Eleanor Hodgman Porter – Pollyanna
Beatrix Potter – The Tale of Peter Rabbit; The Tale of Jemima Puddle-duck
Anna Sewell – Black Beauty
Dodie Smith – 101 Dalmatians
Kate Douglas Wiggin – Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
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