30-Something and the Clock Is Ticking: What Happens When You Can No Longer Ignore the Baby Issue

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Random House, Apr 7, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages

When Kasey Edwards discovers she'll be infertile within a year, she is forced to bring the baby issue to the forefront of her mind. In 30-Something and the Clock Is Ticking, she explores what having a child would mean to her identity, her career, her body, her relationships and her mental health.

Kasey speaks to people who have children and people who don't, women who claim motherhood is the best thing they've ever done and those who say it's the worst. She discovers how the desire for a baby can drive people to the brink of insanity, the logistical challenges of ovulating and trying to conceive on a longhaul flight, the indignity and despair of IVF and the price of buying sperm on the Internet.

This witty memoir will make you laugh, cry and ponder the joys and regrets of motherhood. It will inspire you to tackle the baby issue head-on and on your own terms, rather than letting time, denial and social pressures make the decision for you.

 

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When a newly married friend and I started discussing the baby question, I had just completed Thirty Something and the Clock is Ticking by Kasey Edwards. I hesitated, then said: You should read this ... Read full review

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Contents

INTRODUCTION Facing the baby question
Tick tock your eggs are
Bloody Catholics
Click here for sperm
Sperm party
Just a mother
Emmas ultimatum
A whole lot of shit with a glimpse of brilliance
You cant put it on your CV
What if I suck at
The baby switch
Bad business case
Put your legs in the air like you just dont care
Yes you are old and no you dont have plenty of time
Never say never
Chrysanthemums are such ugly flowers

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About the author (2011)

Kasey Edwards is also the author of 30-Something and Over It. She has written for numerous publications and recently became a mother.

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