Joanne is a widely published opinion journalist, who is also a sought-after TV/radio political commentator, known for her common-sense views. Her most recent book was Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox, which examined the nuances of the complicated and conflicting feelings women voters had about Hillary Clinton. Joanne was one of the first journalists to shine a light on the rising political power of motherhood through the use of online and social media tools. This research led to her first books, Mothers of Intention: How Women and Social Media are Revolutionizing Politics in America.
Love Her Love Her Not
Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox delves into the nuances of our complicated feelings about one of the most powerful women ever in American politics – Hillary Rodham Clinton. In this collection, editor/author Joanne Cronrath Bamberger provides the narrative framework through which to view the history that led us to this moment in time when voters had to decide whether they could forgive Hillary Clinton for not being the perfect candidate or the perfect woman. Bamberger then hands the to stage to a unique and diverse group of writers of all ages, walks of life, and political affiliations, while also weighing in with her own essay, “I Don’t Need Hillary Clinton to Be Perfect.”
Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox has won several awards, including the Gold Medal as the 2016 Best in Category for Women in Politics in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, as well as the Bronze Medal for the Women in Politics Category in the 2016 Independent Publisher “IPPY” awards.
Mothers of Intention
Illuminating women’s clout and influence both online and in the political realm, , Mothers of Intention studies the rise of the motherhood political movement and how online and social media tools have enabled women to become a larger and more powerful presence in the world of politics and activism.
Recognizing the fact that women make up the majority of online users and influencers, Bamberger traces this influence across the intersections of politics, motherhood and social media. Mothers of Intention, with its myriad stories and opinions, sheds light on a strong undercurrent that most of the political realm ignores – women’s voices, and more specifically, those of mothers. This book attests to the increasing importance of mothers’ opinions for elections to come.
“Mothers of intention” are women diverse in geography, ethnicity, age and political persuasion, who pursue a world of more political discourse through their powerful, thoughtful and humorous voices.
I am a nationally recognized opinion writer and media commentator, as well as an attorney and an award-winning author. I have written two Amazon-bestselling books about how everyday women express themselves about important political and societal issues, especially with online tools and social media. My writing has been published in USA Today, the Washington Post, The Hill, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. My on-air commentary has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, BBC, and more. In 2014, I was recognized as a Forty Over 40 “disruptor” after founding The Broad Side, an online magazine for women’s commentary.