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"Laura has managed to take the strangeness out of viewing real couples all who are living happy married lives without children...even though this book was published in 2000 it still feels current... ~The Childfree Life

About the Author

In addition to Families of Two, Laura Carroll's books include The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World, Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World (co-author), Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness: The Joys of Otherhood? (contributor), and Finding Fulfillment From the Inside Out. 
Laura's books have been used in college curriculum, she is an internationally recognized expert on the childfree choice, and since the year 2000, Laura has been featured on network television, including ABC's Good Morning America and CBS' The Early Show, and has been a guest on a variety of radio talk shows, US and Canadian public radio. Her articles and work have appeared in many print and digital media, including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Women's Health South Africa and UK. She has also been a contributor at The Huffington Post. Find out more about Laura at lauracarroll.com.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Xlibris; 1st edition (November 20, 2000)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 204 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0738822620
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0738822624
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 10.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.47 x 8.5 inches
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Laura Carroll is a nonfiction writer. Her books include:

25 Over 10: A Childfree Longitudinal Study (2022)

This publication summarizes the breadth and depth of findings of Laura's 10-year longitudinal study on childfree women.

Childfree across the Disciplines: Academic and Activist Perspectives on Not Choosing Children (Contributor) (2022)

This is a collection of essays that “engages…(mis)perceptions about childfree people: in media representations, demographics, historical documents, and both psychological and philosophical models. Foundational pieces from established experts on the childfree choice…appear alongside both activist manifestos and original scholarly work, comprehensively brought together. As the event’s founder, Laura's chapter, “The Annual Global Childfree Event: International Childfree Day” discusses the history of International Childfree Day.

Voluntary and Involuntary Childlessness: The Joys of Otherhood? (Contributor) (2018)

Her chapter, “The Intentionally Childless Marriage,” is part of this textbook which has contributors from around the world and is designed as a key resource for scholars, students and policymakers. It is based on her qualitative research since the late 1990s. Published by Emerald Publishing, UK.

Man Swarm: How Overpopulation is Killing the Wild World (2015)

Laura collaborated with renowned conservationist Dave Foreman on this book, which is sold to the public and has been used in undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

The Baby Matrix: Why Freeing Our Minds From Outmoded Thinking About Parenthood & Reproduction Will Create a Better World (2012)

This book examines and challenges pronatalism in our society. It is sold to the public and has been used in college curriculum.

Families of Two: Interviews with Happily Married Couples Without Children by Choice (2000)

Well-received internationally and the first of its kind at the time of publication, Families of Two paved the way for Laura to become an expert and leading voice on the childfree choice. She conducted interview research for this book, and have continued qualitative data collection on the childfree choice and those who make it since its publication.

Finding Fulfillment From the Inside Out (2000)

This is her first book, which is based on her experience in counseling people who were laid off from their jobs. It is sold to the public and has been used in college life planning courses.

Learn more about her books at https://www.lauracarroll.com/books/

She has been featured on network television, including ABC’s Good Morning America and CBS' The Early Show, been a guest on many radio talk shows, as well as US and Canadian public radio. Her articles and work have appeared in many print and digital media publications, including Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, The Guardian, New York Magazine, Women’s Health South Africa and UK.

Laura's career has also included:

Master’s in Psychology and Communications

Over 10 years experience in business psychology, specializing in employee selection, training & development, and seminar leadership.

Over 15 years in litigation psychology and communications, including mock trials, witness preparation, jury selection, and case strategy in high profile civil cases.

Over 10 years experience as an editor and public speaking adviser for individual, business and non-profit clients.

She has been a contributor at The Huffington Post, ran the popular La Vie Childfree blog, and since 2013, headed the International Childfree Day event, a global endeavor to foster the acceptance of the childfree choice in today’s society.

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