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Otherhood : modern women finding a new kind of happiness / Melanie Notkin.

Notkin, Melanie. (Author).
Book Book ([2014])
Description: xxv, 291 pages ; 24 cm
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Seal Press, [2014]
6 of 6 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 0 copies available at Gloucester.
0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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  • ISBN: 9781580055215 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1580055214 (hbk.)
Contents: Modern women -- Love is rich -- Two women, one story -- How to get married -- The dating Bermuda Triangle -- Where are the suitable men? -- From boys to men -- Old-fashioned dating -- Married men of Manhattan -- Single, again -- The princes and the poseurs -- Rachel meets Harrison Black -- Sex in the otherhood -- Was it choice or chance? -- What choice do we have? -- A date with destiny -- My last chance -- The vows we make -- Women and careers -- Baby showered -- The savvy aunties -- Izzy was robbed -- My lonely grief -- Our nest eggs -- Mirabelle is having a moment -- Basket full of mixed emotions -- The next girls -- We have a lot to celebrate.
Summary: "The rising percentage of childless women is one of the most overlooked and underappreciated social issues of our time. Never before have more women lived longer before having their first child or remained childless toward the end of their fertility. Nearly half of North American women of childbearing age are childless--a dramatic rise from 35 percent in 1976--yet childless women are still perceived as the exception, not the norm. In Otherhood, Melanie Notkin explores this modern phenomenon to understand the reasons for this shift, the social and emotional impact of childlessness, and how the "new normal" will impact social structures in the decades to come. By turns anecdotal storytelling, inspiration, reportage, and manifesto, Otherhood gets at the heart of our social consciousness around childlessness to trigger thought-provoking conversation. Notkin's intimate take on the trend affecting so many modern women is a groundbreaking exploration of this essential social issue"-- Provided by publisher.


Notkin, Melanie. "Otherhood : modern women finding a new kind of happiness." Berkeley, California : Seal Press, 2014.

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