Choosing Motherhood After a Life of Ambivalence
On Sale: March 22, 2007
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From the bestselling author whom Time
magazine hails as one of the leaders of her generation, an
moving, and entertaining memoir of pregnancy and the decision to
conceive a child after years of uncertainty.
age, Rebecca Walker was brought up to be skeptical of
young woman's future was limitless, their mothers'
them. A child could rob one of independence, economic freedom,
professional advancement, and just about everything else
But all the empowerment and reproductive choice offered to this
generation, Walker now realizes, may actually have led to a
new kind of
For fifteen years Walker recognized a
yearning to have a baby but feared actually choosing to do
it. As a
result, she almost missed what she now knows to be the
meaningful experience of her life. In Baby Love,
tells the story of her pregnancy: not just the physical
also the emotional and intellectual transformation from
certainty to unconditional love. It's the story of the birth
son, as well as the tale of a generation-a wise,
above all engaging memoir by a writer who has proven herself
to be an
important voice of her era.
About the Author
Rebecca Walker has
received numerous awards and accolades for her writing and
Her work has appeared in many anthologies and publications,
books include the national bestseller Black, White, and
Jewish and the feminist anthology To Be Real,
which has become a standard text in women's studies courses
across the country.
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