Laura Zimmermann | Pratfalls of Parenting Ep 147

Laura Zimmerman 2“No one should hand you a bunch of cash after college and say give the world yourself.”

Laura Zimmermann is a writer, a philanthropic leader and an all-around fantastic human being. Laura spent 18 years working for the McKnight Foundation, with a large portion of that time serving as the director of their artist fellowship program. She’s now spending her days writing books for young people, managing her family and serving on boards of community-focused organizations.

In this episode, Laura talks about how she loved making up and writing stories when she was young and always envisioned herself as a writer but grew up in a very practical household. She talks about how easy it can be to feel like the work you’re doing is the most important thing in the world. She also talks about having her kids read her unpublished novels, trying to find a literary agent, and shares her one golden piece of parental advice to all current and future parents.

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