“Just Me and My Three Sons” is a gutsy, wry and smartly told tale of maternal devotion. Michele Weldon doesn’t just cope when her husband abandons her and their three young sons, she does everything in her power—and then some—to assure that her three children thrive. She is a warrior mom in the best possible way—fiercely protective of her sons yet respectful of their growing independence, even when cancer threatens to upend the family’s hard-won stability. Weldon beats the odds on every page.
An award-winning journalist and author, Michele Weldon is an assistant professor emerita of journalism at the Medill School of Northwestern University. She is the director of Medill Public Thought Leaders, as well as Northwestern Public Voices Fellowship for the OpEd Project and codirector of TEDX NorthwesternU 2104. Her nonfiction books include “I Closed My Eyes,” “Writing to Save Your Life,” and “Everyman News: The Changing American Front Page”; she has also contributed chapters to several other books.
Weldon has written columns, news and features for newspapers, websites, magazines and radio such as The New York Times, Al Jazeera, the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, CNN, the Dallas Times Herald, Dial, the Huffington Post, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, Medium, More, Newsday, Nieman Narrative Digest, Parenting, Quartz, Seventeen, Slate, U.S. Catholic, Writer’s Digest, West Suburban Living, Women’s ENews, Woman’s Day and many more. She has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” NPR, NBC, ABC, CNN, Al Jazeera America, Huffington Post Live, CBS and BBC.