Variously considered a right, a responsibility, and the only status symbol that counts, here in America, cars ‘R us. My family decided one day to go against that grain and we gave up our car, suddenly and without warning. Over the ensuing two-and-a-half years, we’ve learned a lot about living without, bike hundreds of miles, take the bus to the hospital while in labor with baby #3, and discover that there’s nothing quite as cute as a baby asleep on your handlebars, but that doesn’t mean the traffic on 39th avenue will cut you any slack.
Sarah Gilbert was once an investment banker. Her transition to the dotcom world looks prescient in retrospect. Now she writes away the wee hours after her three little boys fall asleep and thinks about food every minute.