- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Modern Times; 1 edition (May 27, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1594868271
- ISBN-13: 978-1594868276
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,573,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Brotherhood of Joseph: A Father's Memoir of Infertility and Adoption in the 21st Century Hardcover – May 27, 2008
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“A tender, humorous account of a couple's struggle to start a family.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Though the subject matter is emotionally difficult, Hansen's humor and positive outlook make this memoir an encouraging read for any parent-to-be.” ―Publishers Weekly
About the Author
BROOKS HANSEN has written five novels and his work has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, Best Life, Open City, Grand Street, and Bookforum. He and Elizabeth live with their children, Theo and Ada, in California.
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Anyway, this was beautifully written with plenty of funny moments and sports references (you won't find THOSE in any other family building memoir) and had all the best elements of any good love story! Even if you don't have my macabre fascination with infertility this is an excellent memoir and will keep you glued to your chair!
Please, for those of you considering adopting, forget this book and buy some of the excellent books on the adoption and real/natural/first/birth mother experience, such as those by B. J. Lifton.