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Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed : sixteen writers on the decision not to have kids

Author: Meghan Daum
Publisher: New York, New York : Picador, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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One of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all -- a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children -- before their biological clock stopped ticking. Now, however, conversation has turned to whether it's necessary to have it all (see Anne-Marie Slaughter) or, perhaps more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meghan Daum
ISBN: 9781250052933 1250052939
OCLC Number: 876349631
Description: vi, 282 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Babes in the woods / Courtney Hodell --
Maternal instincts / Laura Kipnis --
A thousand other things / Kate Christensen --
The new Rhoda / Paul Lisicky --
Be here now means be gone later / Lionel Shriver --
The most important thing / Sigrid Nunez --
Mommy fearest / Anna Holmes --
Amateurs / Michelle Huneven --
Save yourself / Danielle Henderson --
The trouble with having it all / Pam Houston --
Beyond "Beyond motherhood" / Jeanne Safer --
Over and out / Geoff Dyer --
You'd be such a good mother, if only you weren't you / M.G. Lord --
The hardest art / Rosemary Mahoney --
Just an aunt / Elliott Holt --
The end of the line / Tim Kreider.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Meghan Daum.

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The idea that some women and men prefer not to have children is often met with sharp criticism and incredulity by the public and mainstream media. This book includes collection of essays through  Read more...

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