No kidding : women writers on bypassing parenthood

Format: Print Book 2013
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HQ755.8.N596 2013
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  HQ755.8.N596 2013
In No Kidding , comedy writer Henriette Mantel tackles the topic of actually not having kids. This fascinating collection features a star-studded group of contributorsincluding Margaret Cho, Wendy Liebman, Laurie Graff, and other accomplished, funny womenwriting about why they opted out of motherhood. Whether their reasons have to do with courage, apathy, monetary considerations, health issues, or something else entirely, the essays featured in the pages of No Kidding honestly (and humorously) delve into the minds of women who have chosen what they would call a more sane path.
Hilarious, compelling, and inspiring, No Kidding reveals a perspective that has too long been hidden, shamed, and silencedand celebrates an entire population of women who have decided that kids are just not right for them.
Additional contributors include Janette Barber, Cheryl Bricker, Valri Bromfield, Cindy Caponera, Bonnie Datt, Jeanne Dorsey, Nora Dunn, Jane Gennaro, Julie Halston, Debbie Kasper, Sue Kolinsky, Maureen Langan, Beth Lapides, Bernadette Luckett, Merrill Markoe, Andrea Carla Michaels, Vanda Mikoloski, Judy Morgan, Judy Nielsen, Susan Norfleet, Suzanne O Neil, Jennifer Prediger, Kathryn Rossetter, Betsy Salkind, Patricia Scanlon, Jeanette Schwaba Vigne, Nancy Shayne, Carol Siskind, Ann Slichter, Tracy Smith, Suzy Soro, Amy Stiller, and Nancy Van Iderstine."
The morning dance / Henriette Mantel
I wouldn't know where to begin / Margaret Cho
What to expect when you're never expecting / Bonnie Datt
All of it / Nora Dunn
The greatest thing I never did / Julie Halston
On not choosing children / Janette Barber
In-fertile ground / Sue Kolinsky
No free babysitter / Jane Gennaro
First comes love / Laurie Graff
Aha, ha ha / Carol Siskind
Without issue / Bernadette Luckett
Call me peculiar, you won't be the first / Suzanne O'Neil
My mother's final wishes / Debbie Kasper
Cheese / Ann Slichter
Mother to no one / Andrea Carla Michaels
Motherhood adoption ambivalence / Jeanne Dorsey
The flying none / Tracy Smith
Not's landing / Beth Lapides
Sitting on the fence / Maureen Langan
You'll never babysit in this town (again) / Suzy Soro
Why I didn't have any children this summer / Betsy Salkind
Motherhood once removed / Judy Morgan
Baby doubt / Cindy Caponera
Mommy boo-boo / Amy Stiller
Buddha and me / Judy Nielsen
Not pregnant at the ob-gyn / Nancy Van Iderstine
Alice in Brazil / Nancy Shayne
Why I am "barren" / Vanda Mikoloski
Bearing it / Wendy Liebman
Who shall bear witness? / Jeanette Schwaba Vigne
The plus of child-less / Cheryl Bricker
Why I never had a kid / Merrill Markoe
Tiny chocolate cakes / Susan Norfleet
I kid you not / Kathryn Rosseter
Björn again / Jennifer Prediger
The pathology of motherhood / Valri Bromfield
What's it all about, Dudley? / Patricia Scanlon.

Additional Information
Subjects Childlessness.
Choice (Psychology)
Publisher Berkeley, Calif. :Seal Press,2013
Contributors Mantel, Henriette, editor.
Language English
Description xiv, 233 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781580054430
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