Knock Yourself Up: No Man? No Problem: A Tell-All Guide to Becoming a Single Mom [NOOK Book]

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More and more women are choosing not to let being single stand in the way of becoming a mom. In this honest and often hilarious guide, Louise Sloan shares the details of her own funny and heartbreaking journey to single motherhood-including cyberstalking an anonymous sperm donor, dealing with exploding semen vials, and being mistaken for a horse breeder-as well as the experiences of many other women across the country. Knock Yourself Up offers an inside look at the logistical and legal processes of opting for ...
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Knock Yourself Up: No Man? No Problem: A Tell-All Guide to Becoming a Single Mom

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Overview

More and more women are choosing not to let being single stand in the way of becoming a mom. In this honest and often hilarious guide, Louise Sloan shares the details of her own funny and heartbreaking journey to single motherhood-including cyberstalking an anonymous sperm donor, dealing with exploding semen vials, and being mistaken for a horse breeder-as well as the experiences of many other women across the country. Knock Yourself Up offers an inside look at the logistical and legal processes of opting for single motherhood, drawing on the personal stories of women who have done it. Addressing a range of topics such as coping with loneliness, financial struggles, complex reactions of family members, and more, Knock Yourself Up covers the emotional and practical issues and provides the kind of intimate answers you won't find anywhere else to questions like:

- When is the right time to decide to have a baby alone?
- How do I choose the right sperm?
- Is this fair to the kid?
- How do I tell my parents?
- How do I tell my dates?
- What's it like to be pregnant on your own?
- If I do this, will I ever have sex-or a life-again?

Informative and entertaining, Knock Yourself Up is a fun-to-read, up-to-date guide for any woman who is considering taking the baby plunge, with inspiring stories from women who have created happy families on their own.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101215784
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/18/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 277,111
  • File size: 537 KB

Meet the Author

Louise Sloan has written for many publications, including Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Self, Ms., Out, the Chicago Tribune, The Sacramento Bee, and The San Francisco Bay Guardian. The story of Sloan's journey to single motherhood was featured twice on Nightline. She lives in Brooklyn, with her son, Scott, who was born in June 2006.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2007

    FIVE STARS!

    I approached this book with trepidation. I'm married with three kids so it wasn't for me but for my sister. She's single, 39, attractive and LOVES my kids. I know she wants kids of her own but she just broke up with her boyfriend and seems resigned to forever being the 'favorite aunt.' I bought this book because I know she would make the best mother, even (much) better than me. I had to read it before I gave it to her because I had to make sure it wouldn't make her feel as if she couldn't get a man. That's not what I wanted to communicate! Imagine my delight as I read every chapter spilling details of women just like her (and me!) who were intelligent and loving women who wanted kids! Just that some of them didn't want to grab just any man who happened to come along. Romantic love was one thing. Loving their kids was another. These women decided the first didn't have to come before the second. I love my husband and I'm glad I never had to make these kinds of decisions. But after reading Louise Sloan's book I think the time has never been more appropriate for a book like this! I'm giving it to my sister for her birthday and I hope she decides to 'knock herself up!' There might be a lucky baby in her future!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Screw lebron james

    U guys are try hards. Im just posting this because u guys wrote long posts i didnt even read the book. Ps who the hell would read that many words.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2007

    SMC bible!

    I have every single SMC book and really love this one. Its almost written as if it were a conversation with a friend. It's just easy to read, has lots of insight and some humor as well. Has a more hip and young 'tempo' to it than some of the other subject books. Highly recommend this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2007

    Excellent Resource

    This book is an excellent resource for any woman considering becoming a single mother and is written with grace and humor. It is more than just a guide book to becoming a single mother though, it is the story of the deep love and affection that can be had in a single mother family.

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