Before The Red Tent and Good Harbor, Anita Diamant was a columnist. Pitching My Tent collects the finest of her pieces, all freshly revised, updated, and enriched with new material, forming a cohesive and compelling narrative. Organized into six parts, the shape of the book reflects the general shape of adult life, chronicling its emotional and practical turning points. There are sections on marriage and the nature of family; on the ties that bind mother and child; on the demands and rewards of friendship; on the challenges of balancing Jewish and secular calendars; on midlife; and on what it means to embrace Judaism in today's culture. Personal without being confessional, devotional but also genuinely funny, Pitching My Tent displays the wit, warmth, honesty, and wisdom that always delight Diamant's readers.