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The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World by [Carroll, Laura]
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"The Baby Matrix articulately and systematically challenges the multiple conscious and unconscious assumptions that go into the insistent 'pronatal' view of our American culture. Carroll details seven assumptions that make up this ongoing pronatal bias and summarizes relevant research from the last twenty years thereby effectively drawing the reader in to actually 'think' about each assumption.

Describing seven post-pronatal assumptions she then brings the reader toward seeing a society in which every adult would have the psychological freedom to find her/his way to creating a fulfilling adult identity that would not by necessity include parenthood. She lays out a clear roadmap for those in childbearing years to think through their decision to be or not to be a parent and offers compelling reasons why in fact not every adult 'should' become a parent.

This is a needed book for the twenty first century because we need to not only focus on individual and national identities, but, we must also begin to address the responsibilities we have as world citizens to our entire planet and its diminishing resources. Read this book." 
-- Mardy S. Ireland, Ph.D., author of Reconceiving Women: Separating Motherhood From Female Identity

What readers are saying about The Baby Matrix:
"...well-researched and compelling book that makes readers reflect on what they have been brought up to believe - no matter whether they are single, married, or with/without children."

"...Her book reshapes the myths and offers a new way of looking at parenthood and reproduction."

"This book should be required reading for everyone thinking about having kids."

"An eye-opener is an understatement."

About the Author

In addition to writing nonfiction books, Laura has worked over the last 15 years as a business and litigation psychology consultant and used her expertise in behavioral sciences, psychology, and communications to advise business, legal, and nonprofit professionals on their communications strategies and goals.

Laura is a seasoned leader of personal and professional development seminars, and has appeared on a variety of television shows, including Good Morning America and The Early Show. She has been a guest on many radio talk shows to discuss social science topics.

She is also the author of Families of Two: Interviews With Happily Married Couples Without Children by Choice, and Finding Fulfillment From the Inside Out.

In addition to her author site, lauracarroll dot com, find Laura at her nonfiction book review site, LiveTrue Books, and her top blog, La Vie Childfree.

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  • File Size: 829 KB
  • Print Length: 188 pages
  • Publisher: LiveTrue Books (May 17, 2012)
  • Publication Date: May 17, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081HSF3S
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #805,826 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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