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I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood

I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood

by Lisa Manterfield
I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood

I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood

by Lisa Manterfield

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Overview

Lisa Manterfield was a sensible 32-year-old when she met The One--a man who sparked a passion for tango, an urge to break down closed doors, and a deep-rooted desire to reproduce. Five years later she was a baby addict, hiding her addiction, plotting a maternity ward heist, and threatening anything that got in her way, including her beloved husband and his pesky practicality.

In this gritty, award-winning memoir, Manterfield traces her spiraling route from rational 21st-century woman to desperate mama-wannabe. She examines the siren song of motherhood, the insidious lure of the fertility industry, and the repercussions of being childless in a mom-centric society. But this isn't just another infertility story with another miracle baby ending, nor is it a sad introspective of a childless woman; this is a story about love, desire, and choices--and ultimately about hope. It is the story of a woman who escapes her addiction, not with a baby, but with her sanity, her marriage, and her sense-of-self intact.

2012 Independent Publishers Book Awards winner.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940157374679
Publisher: Steel Rose Press
Publication date: 12/16/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 212
File size: 901 KB

About the Author

Lisa Manterfield is the creator of LifeWithoutBaby.com, the online community that gives a voice to women without children. Her writing has been featured in a broad range of publications, including Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Psychology Today. She has also taken her work to the stage at venues such as Spark Off Rose and Expressing Motherhood. Lisa is the author of the award-winning memoir I’m Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood and the novel A Strange Companion. She lives in Southern California with her wonderful husband (“Mr. Fab”) and overindulged cat.

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