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Single Infertile Female: Adventures in Love, Life, and Infertility Paperback – April 4, 2013
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Leah Campbell is a reluctant 30-something, still trying to build the life she always pictured for herself, one fractured brick at a time.
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I would recommend this book to anyone that is struggling with infertility, but I'd also recommend it to any woman who has struggled with any major challenge. Leah struggled through infertility, heartache and many other things, but she came out on top.
I am looking forward to a sequel and look forward to reading her blog in the meantime.
Yes, I was a reader of the blog but the details were never this explicit. I found myself not wanting to put the book down, wanting to read the end of each chapter before the middle simply because I couldn't take the anticipation!
Not being a reader of actual books, I have had this book sitting on my shelf since my purchase back in 2013.
Love the story yet hate the heartache. Love how raw Leah spoke yet hate that she had to experience those moments. Love that she learned from it and through her memoir taught the readers...she reminded readers that it's ok to hurt, it's not ok to be hurt by others.
It's ok to be selfish after being selfless to the point of getting hurt.
And ultimately, we need to love ourselves.
Powerful stuff Leah!
My only regret is not making the time to read it sooner. Thank you for writing, sharing, and publishing!
Fortunately none of those things came to pass. My opinion of Leah hasn’t changed except give her even more respect than I already have for her…and the book actually filled in her life before I started to read her blog, or stuff she hadn’t posted a all so it was (almost) completely new to me and at no time did I get bored or skip through parts that I had already read…and even though I knew how things were going to work out, I was still emotionally engaged all the way through. I didn’t actually cry, but there were definitely moments where I misted up.
And kind of a spoiler alert….Leah does wind up with a happy ending. Eventually.
Her book is no different.
Don't let the title fool you - this book is about more than infertility.
It's about finding yourself and learning how you handle situations you never thought you'd experience; about trying new things and picking yourself up when they don't work out the way you planned; about relationships of all kinds - romantic, friends, and family. I started this book because of the Leah's journey with infertility, but I finished it because of her.
I did however relate to the infertility parts (something I'm struggling with as well), and I wanted to share a few of my favorite snippets with you.
"The first time someone casually labels you 'infertile,' it feels as though they have just sucker punched you across the jaw." (35)
"This was how I knew that I was ready to be a mother: because the idea of not being a mother made me feel like I could not breathe." (64)
"Because that was the insanity of infertility - continuing to hope and pray and believe, even when knowing better." (305)
At times I forgot this was memoir. That sounds weird, right? But I was so engaged with this story I wanted to find out what happened next - I didn't want to put it down!
There were times near the end when some of the people were making me crazy - times when I wanted to scream and shake them and say "what are you thinking?" But I also know the books that pull me in that much are the ones that stay with me the longest.
I would absolutely recommend this book - whether you deal with infertility or not - I can't emphasize enough how much I respect Leah, her writing style, and of course, her story. I'll leave you with one last quote - one that resonated with me because I try to live my life this way as well.
"I did learn a long time ago that life is a hell of a lot easier if you force yourself to focus on what you do have instead of what you have lost." (328)
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