⇛ An Excellent Choice: Panic and Joy on My Solo Path to Motherhood library ⦆ By Emma Brockes ⧐

⇛ An Excellent Choice: Panic and Joy on My Solo Path to Motherhood library ⦆ By Emma Brockes ⧐ ⇛ An Excellent Choice: Panic and Joy on My Solo Path to Motherhood library ⦆ By Emma Brockes ⧐ A splendid and fascinating book Brockess memoir is subtitled Panic and Joy on My Solo Path to Motherhood, but I saw no time when Brockes supremely confident, sensible and twice as smart as anyone else in the room panicked She is cool, methodical and, at times, insanely funny, with a great eye for the ironies and amusements of lifeThere is no doubt that her decision at least for us readers was an excellent one indeed Minneapolis Star Tribune The book speaks to a growing contingent of would be parents who reach their 30s and 40s and find they have the means and motivation to have kids outside of a conventional domestic partnership, embracing their chosen single parenthood as a form of empowerment It seems as if almost everyone bearing a child is writing a book about it, but Brockes is too original a personality to fall in quietly with the rest A disarming and casually hilarious take on the opposite of co parenting KirkusBrockes second memoir will have readers caught up in the excitement and anxiety of pregnancy along with her Her humor and empathy shine through, even during her most challenging moments Whether parents, aspiring parents, or happily child free, readers will enjoy Brockes intimate story of how she became a mother Booklist A thoughtful memoirBrockes takes readers on a fascinating and sometimes frustrating journey through fertility treatments, dashed hopes and delays, often accenting her tale with clever comparisons of the American and the British health care systemsAn uplifting, well told story, in which Brockes walks the fine line between surrendering to chance i.e., not one but two babies and taking charge to make tough but excellent choices Publishers WeeklyI don t know whether to love Emma Brockes as a writer or a human being Why can t we all face life with her courage, grace, and shockingly good sense of humor Lauren Collins, author of When in French Emma Brockes is a spiky, smart and ferocious writer Her quest to become a mother is alternately harrowing and hilarious Pamela Druckerman, author of Bringing Up Bb and There Are No Grown ups Witty, irreverent, and wickedly perceptive, An Excellent Choice illuminates not one, but a whole host of still quasi taboo topics from sperm donors to assisted reproduction.Emma Brockes is a beautiful writer, a wonderful story teller, and a keen observer of human nature Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Political TribesEmma Brockes is the author of She Left Me the Gun My Mother s Life Before Me. She writes for The Guardian s Weekend magazine and has contributed to The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Economist and Vogue. She is the winner of two British Press AwardsYoung Journalist of the Year and Feature Writer of the Yearand while at Oxford won the Philip Geddes Memorial Prize for Journalism She lives in New York. 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    • An Excellent Choice: Panic and Joy on My Solo Path to Motherhood
    • 4.4
    • 700
    • Hardcover
    • 301 pages
    • Emma Brockes
    • English
    • 04 November 2017

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