Silent Sorority

Silent Sorority

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by Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos
     
 

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From celebrity and news magazines to TV programs to Facebook pages and mommy blogs, family-building successes are routinely and glowingly shared and celebrated. But where are the voices of those who are unable to have children? In relating what happens when nature and science find their limits, Silent Sorority examines a seldom acknowledged outcome and raises

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From celebrity and news magazines to TV programs to Facebook pages and mommy blogs, family-building successes are routinely and glowingly shared and celebrated. But where are the voices of those who are unable to have children? In relating what happens when nature and science find their limits, Silent Sorority examines a seldom acknowledged outcome and raises provocative, often uncomfortable questions usually reserved for late night reflection or anonymous blogging. Outside of the physical reckoning there lies the challenge of moving forward in a society that doesn't know how to handle the awkwardness of infertility. With no Emily Post-like guidelines for supporting couples who can't conceive, most well-intentioned "fertile" people miss the mark. Silent Sorority offers an unflinching and insightful look at what it's like to be barren in an era of designer babies and helicopter parents.

Silent Sorority received the 2010 Team RESOLVE Choice Award for Best Book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439231562
Publisher:
BookSurge, LLC
Publication date:
04/18/2009
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
556,297
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Meet the Author

Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos (Sig-din-us) is an award-winning author, blogger and an infertility survivor. In her first book, Silent Sorority, Pamela shares with naked candor, humor and poignancy the intense and, at times, absurd experience of adjusting to a life as a "non-mom." Pamela and her blog have been profiled in the New York Times, The Globe and Mail, The New Atlantis, The American Prospect, Ottawa Citizen, and Montreal Gazette. Her writing is featured in a variety of online outlets including Fertility Authority, Open Salon, MORE.com, and BlogHer, just to name a few.

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Silent Sorority 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
KateJohnson-journalist More than 1 year ago
I have never met Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos, but she asked me to review her book because, as a medical journalist, I have written extensively about infertility. I doubt she knew that I shared with her a personal history scarred by infertility treatments and failures. Her book was hard for me to read because it brought back a lot of my own pain, which I wrote about on my blog ( http://bit.ly/8MlnZ7 ) - but it also gives validation, offering rare insight into how infertility patients often feel silenced and poorly understood. They are the silent sorority - and fraternity - whose suffering is often very isolated because the fertile world cannot relate. Silent Sorority is a brave book and a gift to all infertile couples, whatever stage of the journey they may be on - whether their personal journeys finally end with a child or without. Kate Johnson, medical journalist. http://katejohnsonmednews.wordpress.com/
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The only book I've read that openly addresses the raw emotions associated with infertility. It's a brave and well-written book that you will likely read in one sitting.
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