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Crying (mother and baby both)
Women who don't want children see that list and a strange noise comes from them that sounds a little like "Nn-guh-yuck."
Sure, you might think Ms. Lucas is being tongue-in-cheek and in a way she is, but only in the beginning. You can't help but smile and maybe chuckle from reading her almost stand-up like humor. But as you reach Chapter 2, "Accept Your Disinclination Toward Motherhood," Ms. Lucas begins to explore more serious issues into why a woman might not want to have children. Chapter 2 begins with this humorous - and oh so true - scene:
"I can't remember exactly when my initial doubts about motherhood began. My first clue, however, should have come when I was about eight years old and playing in a cave-fort I'd made under the dining room table. Blankets hung over the sides, and doll-daughter and I sat in the dark to wait through an imaginary snowstorm. At some point during that made-up catastrophe, made-up daughter and I had an argument. I threw her on the floor. Then I picked her up and whapped her on the side of the head. I can still see her long red hair whipping around her face.
"I'd carry her -- and sometimes swing her -- by that hair.Read more ›
Very well written and at times very funny!!!
I noticed that a couple of older reviews knocked stars off for this book being 'poorly written'. I don't know if the author put out an updated version between those reviews and my reading or if there was something else going on, but I had no issues with the readability of this book. I say that as someone who reads the free sample prior to spending money on any e-book specifically so that I can be sure I'm not getting something amateur. If those reviews are making you hesitant about reading this book, rest assured that they are no longer accurate.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I appreciated this authors honest look at what many of us who do not want children deal with on a regular basis- the questions from others. It's a good and easy read.Published 15 months ago by Erin Hewitt
This was just the book I needed. As a woman that just turned 30 & recently gotten married after 6 1/2 years of dating, the pressure to have kids has already begun. Read morePublished 21 months ago by JLC0903
I was disappointed that I spent money on this book, even though it was cheap. It's really short and includes mostly just the opinion of the author. Read morePublished on November 5, 2013 by 3njennn
I am happily childfree so I am always interested to find books on the topic. I couldn't even finish this one because it is so poorly written. Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by pearlharbr
I am at a bit of a crossroads and I expected more of a balanced look at why some women decide not to have children. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by Ruth
I downloaded this book to my Kindle because it was a free-Kindle-book-of-the-day-deal. All I can say is that I'm glad I didn't pay for it. Read morePublished on June 7, 2013 by blondelibrarian
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this on the iPhone. Great insights into the childfree lifestyle with personal examples. Quick read and enjoyable.Published on June 5, 2013 by Ed
This books helps let you realize that there is nothing wrong with not wanting children. It should be a required read for all people who have children and second guess those who... Read morePublished on May 11, 2013 by Dana A.