The Return of a Bad Mother
The writer Ayelet Waldman became a household name after a provocative op-ed piece in The New York Times in which she unapologetically announced that she loved her husband, the novelist Michael Chabon, more than she did their four children. The essay, which also referred to the couple's "always vital, even torrid" sex life, led to a raucous appearance on Oprah during which Waldman was practically lynched, and it inspired her best-selling essay collection, Bad Mother, published last year. Waldman and Chabon live in a rambling house in Berkeley, Calif., with a wallpapered backyard cottage where Waldman writes at her brand-new TreadDesk ("I burn, like, 300 calories an hour!"), sitting just feet from her husband's more traditional workspace.
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"I've been using the TreadDesk for quite some time now and I can't say enough good things about it! The tread itself is quiet, responsive, compact, and sturdy. Working while standing up and walking has been an easy adjustment, and my base speed has increased steadily. I'm a college professor, and have spent the last twenty years sitting at my desk. I set up my computer at my TreadDesk so that when I'm working on it I'm standing or walking. I really wish I had this arrangement from the very beginning. I can't imagine ever going back!"