Motherhood Deferred: A Woman's Journey by Anne Taylor Fleming
"Clear-eyed, often angry reporting on what it's like to go through every infertility treatment money can buy...Sometimes funny, sometimes sad."
The Washington Post Book World
"One of the most searingly honest and intensely personal works I have ever read....The accomplishments of women in the past four decades have indeed been remarkable and varied. But biology does not always suffer delays kindly, and many accomplished, vital womennow ready to turn their considerable energies and talents to motherhoodmay be too late....With alternating chutzpah and humility, tenderness and outrage, Fleming writes about choices made, risks taken, chances lostabout reconciling dreams with reality and celebrating the outcome no matter what."
Barbara Lloyd McMichael
The Seattle Times
"A RICH AND POIGNANT MEMOIR...An unflinching reckoning of the forces, both familial and historical, that make us who we are."
"Anne Taylor Fleming has written an exceptional book with a dual lens, at once a wonderful memoir of growing up in California in the fifties and sixties, and then a star-crossed tale of the rites of trying to become pregnant with the new scientific technology of the eighties and nineties."
"AN IMPORTANT BOOK, BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN, WISE AND BITTERSWEETa story of our time for men as well as for women."
"Anne Taylor Fleming writes magnificently, even magically, about the journey of so many women along the road to self-discovery. Any woman who has ever agonized over howand whether to mix having children with the rest of her ambitions will identify with the pain, the exhilaration, the doubts, and the confidence, laid out here for all to see."
"PROVOCATIVE...A terrific description of the infertility battle."