This is a tender and touching story of two talented women falling in love and forming a beautifully unconventional family. Readers will be fascinated by their simultaneous pregnancies and dual journeys into motherhood. Times Two offers wonderful perspectives on the joys and challenges of contemporary lesbian life.
--Nanette Gartrell, MD, author of My Answer is NO…if that's okay with you: How Women Can Say No With Confidence
Principal Investigator, US National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study
“Kristen Henderson and Sarah Kate Ellis have written a book so disarmingly funny, touching and readable, that you almost forget it is about all the important issues of our time—women's rights, civil rights, and family rights. The journey of Kristen and her partner, Sarah, in their quest to have a child, seems like Nora Ephron's idea of a script—hilarious at times, frustrating, maddening and, finally, a Hollywood style happy ending. This book captures the political zeitgeist of all the modern families in the country, and shows that, whatever your beliefs and affiliations, the most important component in the make-up of a family is love.” --Cherie Currie, Lead singer of The Runaways and author of Neon Angel
"What was it Tolstoy said? Happy families are all alike? This book proves the great Russian writer was absolutely wrong. Happy families come in all varieties. This funny and touching book is Exhibit A." -- A.J. Jacobs, bestselling author of My Life as an Experiment and The Year of Living Biblically
“Kristen and Sarah somehow make a "slice of life" story of love, career and family into an entertaining page turner… This book helps to carry a movement, a shift in paradigm, that has been a long time coming. I hope Times Two reaches a wide and varied audience of readers so that this truth becomes our new norm: society needs healthy, loving, functioning families regardless of how they are made or how they look.” --Kathy Valentine, bass player and member of The Go-Go's
"A spirited portrait of an unconventional family." --Kirkus Reviews
"Henderson and Ellis present, without breaking a sweat, a compelling case that the kids are alright, and so are the moms. " --Library Journal
About the Author
is the founding member and guitarist of the all female rock band Antigone Rising. In 2005 the band was catapulted into the national spotlight when Starbucks and Atlantic Records partnered to release their debut CD, From the Ground Up
, in 5000 stores across the country. She is the mother of two and divides her time between Manhattan and Sea Cliff, New York. She is not getting much sleep these days. Sarah Ellis
is the head of marketing for Real Simple
magazine, and has been a publishing executive for more than a decade, most recently as Creative Services director at Vogue
. She is also the mother of two and divides her time between Manhattan and Sea Cliff. She is finding it impossible to keep her house looking Real Simple
tidy with two newborns.