"The diverse, real-life stories in Pride and Joy
offer a valuable sense of community for women who feel they stand alone in their families and in society because they have made the choice to remain childless."
-- Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
"This is an important, fascinating, and brave book. Women have been told how they must have children to be happy. Now here comes a book that shows how happy women can be without
children. All of the women profiled are innovators, thinkers, risktakers who have listened hard to hear their own voice through the cultural din and not followed convention for convention's sake. Each tells us that there are many ways to make the journey of life worthwhile."
-- Pepper Schwartz, author of Love Between Equals: How Peer Marriage Really Works
About the Author
is an award-winning writer who has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor and as a marketing writer for Microsoft Corporation. Her free-lance articles have appeared in metropolitan daily newspapers and regional magazines. She lives in Seattle.