Pride And Joy: The Lives And Passions Of Women Without Children

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 2, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
Pride and Joy: The Lives and Passions of Women Without Children is a collection of interviews with 25 women who have chosen not to have children. In lively stories and vivid voices, these diverse narrators talk proudly of their contributions to their communities, causes, and families, and they speak joyfully of intimate relationships with husbands and partners, of family and friends, work, volunteer and leisure activities, solitude, and connections with children. Their stories dispel the social myth that women must have children to be happy, and they debunk the stereotypes of childless women.

For the 20 percent of U.S. women who are currently childless by choice or by chance, Pride and Joy offers validation and community. For the millions of women deciding whether to have children, it provides inspiration. For parents, siblings, and friends of women who have chosen or may choose not to have children, it offers insight.
 

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Contents

MAGGIE LINDLEY
11
ANGIE BOLTON
21
JANE T SMILEY
29
KRIS ROMERO
37
PRINCESS JACKSONSMITH
51
SHE ILA HOFF MAN
59
LILLIAN COMASDíAz
67
PAT LUNNEBORG
75
SARAH KLEIN
113
MARTH A DORN
129
NEESAH HEART
137
JOY MICHAUD
145
RUBY BURTON
153
MARIA ROD RIGUEZ
171
AMBERT
179
LOUISE ROSS
187

AMY YU MEI SIE
81
CHRISTINE SWAN BERG
89
GEORGIANA ARNOLD
97
Acknowledgmenta
195
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About the author (2011)

Terri Casey is an award-winning writer who has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor and as a marketing writer for Microsoft Corporation. Her free-lance articles have appeared in metropolitan daily newspapers and regional magazines. She lives in Seattle.

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