The Resource Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed : sixteen writers on the decision NOT to have kids, edited and with an introduction by Meghan Daum

Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed : sixteen writers on the decision NOT to have kids, edited and with an introduction by Meghan Daum

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Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed : sixteen writers on the decision NOT to have kids
Title
Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed
Title remainder
sixteen writers on the decision NOT to have kids
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edited and with an introduction by Meghan Daum
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Language
eng
Summary
"SIXTEEN LITERARY LUMINARIES ON THE CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT OF BEING CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, COLLECTED IN ONE FASCINATING ANTHOLOGYOne of the main topics of cultural conversation during the last decade was the supposed "fertility crisis," and whether modern women could figure out a way to have it all-a successful, demanding career and the required 2.3 children-before their biological clock stopped ticking. Now, however, conversation has turned to whether it's necessary to have it all (see Anne-Marie Slaughter) or, perhaps more controversial, whether children are really a requirement for a fulfilling life. The idea that some women and men prefer not to have children is often met with sharp criticism and incredulity by the public and mainstream media. In this provocative and controversial collection of essays, curated by writer Meghan Daum, sixteen acclaimed writers explain why they have chosen to eschew parenthood. Contributors include Lionel Shriver, Sigrid Nunez, Kate Christiensen, Elliott Holt, Geoff Dyer, and Tim Kreider, among others, who will give a unique perspective on the overwhelming cultural pressure of parenthood. Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed makes a thoughtful and passionate case for why parenthood is not the only path in life, taking our parent-centric, kid-fixated, baby-bump-patrolling culture to task in the process. What emerges is a more nuanced, diverse view of what it means to live a full, satisfying life"--
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306.874
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no index present
LC call number
HQ755.8
LC item number
.S4428 2016
Literary form
essays
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1970-
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  • Daum, Meghan
  • Hodell, Courtney
  • Kipnis, Laura
  • Christensen, Kate
  • Lisicky, Paul
  • Shriver, Lionel
  • Nunez, Sigrid
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  • Childfree choice
  • Parenthood
  • Parenthood
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • Childfree choice
  • Parenthood
  • Parenthood
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Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed : sixteen writers on the decision NOT to have kids, edited and with an introduction by Meghan Daum
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Be here now means be gone later
  • by Lionel Shriver
  • The most important thing
  • by Sigrid Nunez
  • Mommy fearest
  • by Anna Holmes
  • Amateurs --
  • by Michelle Huneven
  • Save yourself
  • by Danielle Henderson
  • Babes in the woods
  • The trouble with having it all
  • by Pam Houston
  • Beyond beyond motherhood
  • by Jeanne Safer
  • Over and out
  • by Geoff Dyer
  • You'd be such a good mother, if only your weren't you
  • by M.G. Lord
  • The hardest art
  • by Rosemary Mahoney
  • by Courtney Hodell
  • Just an aunt
  • by Elliot Holt
  • The end of the line
  • by Tim Kreider
  • Maternal instincts
  • by Laura Kipnis
  • A thousand other things
  • by Kate Christensen
  • The new Rhoda
  • by Paul Lisicky
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador paperback edition.
Extent
vi, 282 pages
Isbn
9781250081643
Lccn
2015302382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907194268
  • 634197
  • (OCoLC)ocn907194268
  • 634197
Label
Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed : sixteen writers on the decision NOT to have kids, edited and with an introduction by Meghan Daum
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
  • Be here now means be gone later
  • by Lionel Shriver
  • The most important thing
  • by Sigrid Nunez
  • Mommy fearest
  • by Anna Holmes
  • Amateurs --
  • by Michelle Huneven
  • Save yourself
  • by Danielle Henderson
  • Babes in the woods
  • The trouble with having it all
  • by Pam Houston
  • Beyond beyond motherhood
  • by Jeanne Safer
  • Over and out
  • by Geoff Dyer
  • You'd be such a good mother, if only your weren't you
  • by M.G. Lord
  • The hardest art
  • by Rosemary Mahoney
  • by Courtney Hodell
  • Just an aunt
  • by Elliot Holt
  • The end of the line
  • by Tim Kreider
  • Maternal instincts
  • by Laura Kipnis
  • A thousand other things
  • by Kate Christensen
  • The new Rhoda
  • by Paul Lisicky
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Picador paperback edition.
Extent
vi, 282 pages
Isbn
9781250081643
Lccn
2015302382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907194268
  • 634197
  • (OCoLC)ocn907194268
  • 634197

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