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Maybe Baby 28 Writers Tell the Truth about Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness, Ambivalence, and How They Made the Biggest Decision of Their Lives

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ISBN-10: 0060737824

ISBN-13: 9780060737825

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anne Lamott, Lori Leibovich

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To breed or not to breed? That is the question twenty-eight accomplished writers ponder in this collection of provocative, honest, soul-searching essays. Based on a popular series at Salon.com, Maybe Baby offers both frank and nuanced opinions from a wide range of viewpoints on parenting choices, both alternative and traditional. Yes: "I've been granted access to a new plane of existence, one I could not have imagined, and would not now live without."-Peter Nichols No: "I can sort of see that it might be nice to have children, but there are a thousand things I'd rather spend my time doing than raise them."-Michelle Goldberg Maybe: "As we both slip into our mid-thirties, my own…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 4/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Born in San Francisco in 1954, Anne Lamott has spent most of her life in northern California and has set most of her writing there. She began writing when she returned to California after spending two years at Goucher College, but her early efforts, mostly short stories, met with little success. The turning point in her writing came with a family crisis, when her father, also a writer, was diagnosed with brain cancer. Lamott wrote a series of short pieces about the traumatic effect that serious illness has on a family. These pieces were published, and they eventually became the basis of her first novel, Hard Laughter, published in 1980. During the 1980s, Lamott wrote three additional…