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No kidding : women writers on bypassing parenthood

Author: Henriette Mantel
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Seal Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a collection of essays, women writers and personalities, including Margaret Cho, Laurie Graff, and Wendy Liebman, reveal why they opted out of motherhood.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henriette Mantel
ISBN: 9781580054430 1580054439
OCLC Number: 810120609
Description: xiv, 233 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The morning dance --
I wouldn't know where to begin --
What to expect when you're never expecting --
All of it --
The greatest thing I never did --
On not choosing children --
In-fertile ground --
No free babysitter --
First comes love --
Aha, ha ha --
Without issue --
Call me peculiar-you won't be the first --
My mother's final wishes --
Cheese --
Mother to no one --
Motherhood adoption ambivalence --
The flying none --
Not's landing --
Sitting on the fence --
You'll never babysit in this town(again) --
Why I didn't have any children this summer --
Motherhood once removed --
Baby doubt --
Mommy boo-boo --
Buddha and me --
Not pregnant at the ob-gyn --
Alice in Brazil --
Why I am "barren" --
Bearing it --
Who shall bear witness? --
The plus of child-less --
Why I never had a kid --
Tiny chocolate cakes --
I kid you not --
Björn again --
The pathology of motherhood --
What's it all about, Dudley?
Responsibility: foreword by Jennifer Coolidge ; edited by Henriette Mantel.

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In a collection of essays, women writers and personalities, including Margaret Cho, Laurie Graff, and Wendy Liebman, reveal why they opted out of motherhood.

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""No Kidding" is funny. I laughed out loud, but I knew with Henriette, there'd be more to it than just laughs. Choosing not to have children is unfathomable to me, making this book all the more Read more...

 
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