Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence

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Penguin, Mar 4, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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From the international bestselling author of Black, White, and Jewish comes a "wonderfully insightful" (Associated Press) book that's destined to become a motherhood classic. Now in trade.

Like many women her age, thirty-four-year-old Rebecca Walker was brought up to be skeptical of motherhood. As an adult she longed for a baby but feared losing her independence. In this very smart memoir, Walker explores some of the larger sociological trends of her generation while delivering her own story about the emotional and intellectual transformation that led her to motherhood.

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User Review  - 2chances - LibraryThing

I love Alice Walker's writing more than my dog loves eating my rubber earplugs...and my dog is an earplug addict. So I was fascinated by this pregnancy journal written by Alice's daughter Rebecca, who ... Read full review

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User Review  - MariaKhristina - LibraryThing

I had seen this book while I was at a Powell's books in Portland and had made a mental note that I wanted to eventually read it. The title drew me in because after 20 plus years of saying I did not ... Read full review


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Rebecca Walker has received numerous awards and accolades for her writing and activism. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and publications; in addition to the international bestseller Black, White, and Jewish, her books include Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence, and the anthologies To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism, which has become a standard text in gender studies courses around the world, and What Makes a Man: 22 Writers Imagine the Future. A popular speaker at universities and in business settings, Walker teaches the art of memoir at workshops and writing conferences internationally. She lives in Hawaii.

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