When I became a parent, I craved stories about the experience of motherhood. I talked to friends about their anxieties, turned to relatives who might have insights, and sought advice from just about anywhere I could find it. After diving headfirst into blogs, social media, and Google — a new parent's best friend and enemy — I returned again and again to books. And not just how-to books, either, but also essays, novels, and memoirs. Motherhood can be quite the roller coaster, so why not learn more about how other people navigate the ride?