Maybe Baby: 28 Writers Tell the Truth About Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness, Ambivalence, and How They Made the Biggest Decision of Their Lives

3.47 avg rating
( 510 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780060737818: Maybe Baby: 28 Writers Tell the Truth About Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness, Ambivalence, and How They Made the Biggest Decision of Their Lives

To breed or not to breed? That is the question twenty-eight accomplished writers—including Anne Lamott, Rick Moody, Kathryn Harrison, and Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez—ponder in this collection of provocative, honest, and deeply personal essays. Based on a popular series at Salon.com, Maybe Baby features parents and nonparents alike exploring how and why they decided whether to have children.

This powerful collection offers both frank and nuanced looks at those choices, both alternative and traditional, from a wide range of viewpoints. From abortion to adoption, from ambivalence to baby lust, from single parenting to searching for the right partner to have a baby with, Maybe Baby brings together the full force of opinions about this national—but also intensely personal—debate.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

A former staff editor at Salon, Lori Leibovich has written for many publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Elle, Cookie, Harper's Bazaar, and the anthologies Mothers Who Think and The Real Las Vegas. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.

From Publishers Weekly:

Inspired by a letter written to Salon.com requesting more stories about people who chose not to have children, senior editor Leibovich brought together a broad spectrum of writers to create a refreshing, sometimes painful, collection of essays in which, to quote the subtitle, "28 Writers Tell the Truth About Skepticism, Infertility, Baby Lust, Childlessness, Ambivalence, and How They Made the Biggest Decision of Their Lives." Lionel Shriver celebrates her adults-only existence in "The Baby Stops Here"; Amy Richards goes through the seldom-discussed procedure of "selective reduction" in "Triple Threat"; and Kathryn Harrison cares for her dying grandmother as well as her newborn daughter in the beautiful "Cradle to Grave." Other standout essays include Neal Pollack's, defending his right to have only one child (his response to the often-voiced concern "Won't he be spoiled if he's the only one?" is "Not with our credit card debt"), and Rick Moody's, revealing his early-in-life assessment of children as "bloodthirsty dwarves." This bittersweet anthology is the perfect antidote to readers tired of the number of books lauding child-rearing and its many joys. (Apr.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Leibovich, Lori; Leibovich, Lori
Published by Harper
ISBN 10: 0060737816 ISBN 13: 9780060737818
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 12
Seller
JR Books
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060737816 Harper Collins hardcover with great dustjacket; multiple copies. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1047645

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
1.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.47
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Leibovich, Lori; Leibovich, Lori
Published by Harper 2006-03-28 (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060737816 ISBN 13: 9780060737818
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller
The Book Cellar, LLC
(Nashua, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper 2006-03-28, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0060737816 Has slight shelf wear to dust jacket. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Bookseller Inventory # Z0060737816ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
2.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.09
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

28 Writers Tell the Truth about Skepticism, Infe
ISBN 10: 0060737816 ISBN 13: 9780060737818
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800607378181.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Leibovich, Lori; Leibovich, Lori
Published by Harper 2006-03-28 (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060737816 ISBN 13: 9780060737818
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper 2006-03-28, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0. 0060737816 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0060737816

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Lori Leibovich; Lori Leibovich
Published by Harper (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060737816 ISBN 13: 9780060737818
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060737816

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Lori Leibovich, Lori Leibovich
Published by Harper (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060737816 ISBN 13: 9780060737818
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060737816

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.08
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Lori Leibovich; Lori Leibovich
ISBN 10: 0060737816 ISBN 13: 9780060737818
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Golden Bridge Books
(Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Ships From Canada. New in new dust jacket. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 266 p. Audience: General/trade. Product Description: To breed or not to breed? That is the question twenty-eight accomplished writers including Anne Lamott, Rick Moody, Kathryn Harrison, and Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez ponder in this collection of provocative, honest, and deeply personal essays. This powerful collection offers both frank and nuanced looks at those choices, both alternative and traditional, from a wide range of viewpoints. From abortion to adoption, from ambivalence to baby lust, from single parenting to searching for the right partner to have a baby with, Maybe Baby brings together the full force of opinions about this national but also intensely personal debate. About the Author: Her writing has appeared in many publications, including the New York Times, the New York Observer, the Washington Post, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, and in the anthologies Mothers Who Think and The Real Las V. Bookseller Inventory # 9506694128

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15.39
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Lori Leibovich; Lori Leibovich
ISBN 10: 0060737816 ISBN 13: 9780060737818
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Golden Bridge Books
(Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Usually ships in 1-2 biz days. Hardcover with DJ. 2006. P263. Quality Books.Because We Care - Shipped from Canada. Bookseller Inventory # R01406

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15.39
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Salon.Com
Published by Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins (2006)
ISBN 10: 0060737816 ISBN 13: 9780060737818
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Golden Bridge Books
(Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Harpercollins, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1135466229

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15.39
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds