Eden M. Kennedy

mission accomplished, pal

Eden M. Kennedy is the co-author (with Alice Bradley) of the book Let's Panic About Babies! (St. Martin's Press).

A former college-radio DJ, Mrs. Kennedy has driven cross-country six times in a 1973 Volkswagen Bug and enjoys standing on her head.

Currently she works a straight job and is just about finished writing her first novel.

I used to enjoy playing the flute until a series of boyfriends made me feel like a total dork about it. "Hey," they all snickered, "do you know any Jethro Tull songs?" Flute is not an instrument you can rock out on. And it's barely a jazz instrument (go on, you, bolster me with tales of Hubert Laws and Yusef Lateef). Oh, it's fine when you're twelve and you take ballet, too, but when you grow up and start dating musicians of the garage-band variety you don't get so much as a pat on the back for your ability to sight read Bach.

Yeah, I wish I was learning to play a really cool instrument like Todd is.