Waiting for Daisy: A Tale of Two Continents, Three Religions, Five Infertility Doctors, an Oscar, an Atomic Bomb, a Rom

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Dec 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
Peggy Orenstein's widely hailed and bestselling memoir of her quest for parenthood begins when she tells her new husband that she's not sure she ever wants to be a mother; it ends six years later after she's done almost everything humanly possible to achieve that goal. Buffeted by one obstacle after another, Orenstein seeks answers both medical and spiritual in America and Asia, all the while trying to hold on to a marriage threatened by cycles, appointments, procedures, and disappointments. Waiting for Daisy is both an intimate page-turner and a wrly funny report from the front.
 

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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

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Orenstein (Schoolgirls, 1994, etc.) chronicles her tortuous journey to motherhood.The author was 35, involved in a busy, successful career as a journalist and ambivalent about having a child, when her ... Read full review

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As someone who was also fertilitychallenged I could relate to the authors experiences in which she shares with humor and hope. Read full review

Contents

The Reckoning 1 To Have or Have
1
If at First
20
The One That Got Away
35
Hooked
58
Best Actress
73
Shikataganai
89
Cherry Blossom Hearts
109
Jizo Saves
130
Put the Lime in the Coconut
141
Dear Peggy Dear Fish
165
Kaichan Across the Water
199
Meditations on Luck
220
Acknowledgments
227
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Peggy Orenstein is the author of Schoolgirls: Young Women, Self- Esteem, and the Confidence Gap and Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half-Changed World. A contributing writer to the New York Times Magazine, she has also written for the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Elle, Vogue, Parenting, Discover, More, Mother Jones, Salon, and the New Yorker. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Steven Okazaki, and their daughter, Daisy.

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