No Kidding

No Kidding

Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood

Book - 2013
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
In No Kidding , comedy writer Henriette Mantel tackles the topic of actually not having kids. This fascinating collection features a star-studded group of contributors--including Margaret Cho, Wendy Liebman, Laurie Graff, and other accomplished, funny women--writing about why they opted out of motherhood. Whether their reasons have to do with courage, apathy, monetary considerations, health issues, or something else entirely, the essays featured in the pages of No Kidding honestly (and humorously) delve into the minds of women who have chosen what they would call a more sane path.

Hilarious, compelling, and inspiring, No Kidding reveals a perspective that has too long been hidden, shamed, and silenced--and celebrates an entire population of women who have decided that kids are just not right for them.

Additional contributors include Janette Barber, Cheryl Bricker, Valri Bromfield, Cindy Caponera, Bonnie Datt, Jeanne Dorsey, Nora Dunn, Jane Gennaro, Julie Halston, Debbie Kasper, Sue Kolinsky, Maureen Langan, Beth Lapides, Bernadette Luckett, Merrill Markoe, Andrea Carla Michaels, Vanda Mikoloski, Judy Morgan, Judy Nielsen, Susan Norfleet, Suzanne O'Neil, Jennifer Prediger, Kathryn Rossetter, Betsy Salkind, Patricia Scanlon, Jeanette Schwaba Vigne, Nancy Shayne, Carol Siskind, Ann Slichter, Tracy Smith, Suzy Soro, Amy Stiller, and Nancy Van Iderstine.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, c2013.
ISBN: 9781580054430
1580054439
Branch Call Number: 305.4 NO
Characteristics: 233 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Mantel, Henriette

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

l
labrys
Aug 18, 2013

bham2013
These bite sized reflections on choosing not to parents offer a number of different journeys and opinions. Given the pervasive expectation that women must want to be mothers, this is a nice change of pace.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at TSCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top