Four years ago, best-selling novelist Ayelet Waldman wrote an essay for the New York Times in which she called herself a bad mother and admitted that she loved her husband more than her four children. There was more to it than that, but those were the points that raised hackles across the country, and brought down a storm of derision upon her. She was crucified on “The View,” lambasted by Oprah’s studio audience, and bombarded with hate e-mail.

Today on KIRO/Seattle, she recounted her story, expanded on what she really meant, revealed how much positive feedback she also received, and talked about her new book, “Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace.” By the way, she has a helluva sense of humor.

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