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Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Romantic Night, and One Woman's Quest to Become a Mother Paperback – December 26, 2007
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Top Customer Reviews
But I read Peggy's last book, Flux and absolutely loved it. I made my bookclub read it and raved about it to everyone I knew. So when I heard "Waiting For Daisy" was coming out, I thought, why not?
And what I discovered surprised me deeply. This book is not just about Peggy's excruciating experiences trying to become a Mother. It's also a profoundly intimate portrait of her marriage and the kind of love that transcends grief, loss and disappointment.
At times, her searing portrayal of the toll that her quest for a child takes on her marriage is so intensely personal that I feel as if I am literally sitting at her kitchen table as the events unfold. She spares nothing and shows their shared joy at the first pregnancy and the profound disppointment at the subsequent miscarriage and successive harrowing attempts at fertility treatment. Through it all, she paints her husband Steven in such a fully multidimentional way that I feel as if I've known him for years. And above all I come to see the love they have for each other and the way that that loves sustains in spite of the anger, tears, frustration and longing. As a single woman, witnessing that kind of loyalty and steadfastness in this day and age of 50% divorce rates is profoundly reassuring.
It may sound cliched, but her writing is truly transcendent. I didn't think it was possible to laugh and cry at the same time.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Well written memoir. It has to be honest because the author does not portray herself in a very flattering manner. She comes across as obnoxious toward her husband. Read morePublished 3 months ago by CatKat1
Peggy Orenstein is a great writer and I blew this book wanting to see what happened next. It was a wonderful ride of troubles and enlightenment on the path to parenthood. Read morePublished on June 9, 2014 by ScanlanNY
I liked this a lot. working in the adoption field, I am exposed to many infertile couples. this was a great personal account of her struggle and then success.Published on March 18, 2014 by Jennifer Highley
Really enjoyable book, I love Orenstein's writing style. Very quick, fun read. My only complaint was that the focus was so much about getting pregnant and very very little about... Read morePublished on March 14, 2014 by carlye applegate
Book was a gift for someone with fertility problems as a gesture of hope... however, book was unrealistic to reader b/c the author has more money than the average person to afford... Read morePublished on October 18, 2013 by Tricia Savage
Helped me and my wife see the difficulties ahead and decide which way to go. Good read for those beginning the sometimes lengthy and difficult process of trying to conceive.Published on August 26, 2013 by LR1979
Great read for those going through infertility treatments. Not a medical advise, or treatment book. This is a book you can read, and relate to. Read morePublished on May 27, 2013 by Medicmedic