ASJA member Howard Eisenberg established the Arlene Eisenberg Memorial Fund in honor of his late wife, the author of What to Expect When You're Expecting and other bestselling books that made a difference in the lives of mothers worldwide. Income generated by the fund provides monetary awards to writers whose freelance article(s) and/or trade book(s) make a documented difference by inspiring action that has a positive impact on the community, society, or the world. (Examples include motivating readers to lobby for legislation or form an advocacy group, or stirring officials to launch an investigation, correct an injustice, or remove a hazard.)
The Arlene Book Award is typically offered every three years. It will next be offered in 2016.