From the international bestselling author of Black, White, and Jewish comes a "wonderfully insightful" (Associated Press) book that's destined to become a motherhood classic. Now in trade.
Like many women her age, thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Walker was brought up to be skeptical of motherhood. As an adult she longed for a baby but feared losing her independence. In this very smart memoir, Walker explores some of the larger sociological trends of her generation while delivering her own story about the emotional and intellectual transformation that led her to motherhood.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.26(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.97(d)|
About the Author
Rebecca Walker has received numerous awards and accolades for her writing and activism. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and publications; in addition to the international bestseller Black, White, and Jewish, her books include Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence, and the anthologies To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism, which has become a standard text in gender studies courses around the world, and What Makes a Man: 22 Writers Imagine the Future. A popular speaker at universities and in business settings, Walker teaches the art of memoir at workshops and writing conferences internationally. She lives in Hawaii.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After reading some really horrible reviews on this book I was really prepared to hate it. But I must say I found this book raw, honest to a fault, and relatable. Some people got offended by her anti-feminist comments on pregnancy, like 'hello, I'm pregnant. Shouldn't I be sitting around glowing?' But in all honesty I kind of see what shes saying. She brought up a lot of interesting points about becoming a mother in America, and how it is so different here than in other places in the world. Places like Switzerland get up to 3 years maternity leave. I don't think she wrote this book to inspire every woman to get excited about having a baby. More so, it's just a memior of her experience and how she changed throughout the process. At times she describes the good, the bad, and the ugly. And in the end how the choices she made redirected her life in a good way.