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Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth about Parenting and Happiness
     

Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth about Parenting and Happiness

by Jessica Valenti, Emily Beresford (Read by)
 

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If parenting is making Americans unhappy, if it's impossible to "have it all," if people don't have the economic, social, or political structures needed to support parenting, then why do it?

In Why Have Kids?, Jessica Valenti asks this the controversial—but necessary—question. Through on-the-ground reporting, new scientific studies, and

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If parenting is making Americans unhappy, if it's impossible to "have it all," if people don't have the economic, social, or political structures needed to support parenting, then why do it?

In Why Have Kids?, Jessica Valenti asks this the controversial—but necessary—question. Through on-the-ground reporting, new scientific studies, and her own burgeoning motherhood, Valenti offers an in-depth exposé into the world of having (and not having) children. She cites shocking statistics about parental happiness and child care, new science that's shaking up the parent-advice industry, and stories from a generation of parents who are finding out that having kids isn't all they thought it would be.

Why Have Kids? presents startling, new material that will change the way you think about the age-old questions of children, parenting, and happiness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469210452
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
7.12(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Valenti is widely recognized as the most prominent young feminist in America. Valenti has written three books: Full Frontal Feminism , He’s a Stud , She’s a Slut , and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know , and The Purity Myth . She is the founder of Feministing.com, the most read feminist publication online and off. Valenti’s writing has appeared in publications including The Washington Post , The Nation , The Daily , The Guardian , The American Prospect , Ms. magazine, and Salon.com.

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