The Resource An excellent choice : panic and joy on my solo path to motherhood, Emma Brockes

An excellent choice : panic and joy on my solo path to motherhood, Emma Brockes

Label
An excellent choice : panic and joy on my solo path to motherhood
Title
An excellent choice
Title remainder
panic and joy on my solo path to motherhood
Statement of responsibility
Emma Brockes
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of She Left Me The Gun, an explosive and hilarious memoir about the exceptional and life-changing decision to conceive a child on one's own via assisted reproduction. When British journalist, memoirist, and New York-transplant Emma Brockes decides to become pregnant, she quickly realizes that, being single, 37, and in the early stages of a same-sex relationship, she's going to have to be untraditional about it. From the moment she decides to stop "futzing" around, have her eggs counted, and "get cracking"; through multiple trials of IUI, which she is intrigued to learn can be purchased in bulk packages, just like Costco; to the births of her twins, which her girlfriend gamely documents with her iPhone and selfie-stick, Brockes is never any less than bluntly and bracingly honest about her extraordinary journey to motherhood. She quizzes her friends on the pros and cons of personally knowing one's sperm donor, grapples with esoteric medical jargon and the existential brain-melt of flipping through donor catalogues and conjures with the politics of her Libertarian OB/GYN--all the while exploring the cultural circumstances and choices that have brought her to this point. Brockes writes with charming self-effacing humor about being a British woman undergoing fertility treatment in the US, poking fun at the starkly different attitude of Americans. Anxious that biological children might not be possible, she wonders, should she resent society for how it regards and treats women who try and fail to have children? Brockes deftly uses her own story to examine how and why an increasing number of women are using fertility treatments in order to become parents--and are doing it solo. Bringing the reader every step of the way with mordant wit and remarkable candor, Brockes shares the frustrations, embarrassments, surprises, and, finally, joys of her momentous and excellent choice"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brockes, Emma
Dewey number
618.1/780599092
Index
no index present
LC call number
RG135
LC item number
.B74 2018
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WQ 208
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brockes, Emma
  • Brockes, Emma
  • Fertilization in vitro, Human
  • Infertility, Female
  • Mothers
  • Fertilization in vitro, Human
  • Health
  • Infertility, Female
  • Mothers
  • England
Label
An excellent choice : panic and joy on my solo path to motherhood, Emma Brockes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Are you going to do it, then?" -- Origin story -- The selfish gene -- tubes -- Sperm -- January 2014 -- Drugs -- Waiting -- Falling -- Rising -- England -- New Year's Eve -- Neonatal
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781594206634
Lccn
2018006198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1007577249
  • 850631
  • (OCoLC)on1007577249
  • 850631
Label
An excellent choice : panic and joy on my solo path to motherhood, Emma Brockes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Are you going to do it, then?" -- Origin story -- The selfish gene -- tubes -- Sperm -- January 2014 -- Drugs -- Waiting -- Falling -- Rising -- England -- New Year's Eve -- Neonatal
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
287 pages
Isbn
9781594206634
Lccn
2018006198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1007577249
  • 850631
  • (OCoLC)on1007577249
  • 850631

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