Nobody's Mother

Nobody's Mother

Life Without Kids

Book - 2006
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Finalist for the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award, 2007 BC Book Prizes

Statistics say that one in 10 women has no intention of taking the plunge into motherhood. Nobody's Mother is a collection of stories by women who have already made this choice.

From introspective to humorous to rabble-rousing, these are personal stories that are well and honestly told. The writers range in age from early 30s to mid-70s and come from diverse backgrounds. All have thought long and hard about the role of motherhood, their own destinies, what mothering means in our society and what their choice means to them as individuals and as members of their ethnic communities or social groups.

Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : TouchWood Editions, 2006.
ISBN: 9781894898409
Characteristics: xi, 226 p. ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Van Luven, Marlene A. D. Lynne 1947-
Alternative Title: Life without kids


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Jun 26, 2018

A thought-provoking set of essays. The foreword was written by Shelagh Rogers of CBC fame.
The essays made me think of my own mother, who raised eight children successfully, and lived until almost 98!
I recommend this collection for women over 40. If you are under 40, just put it on your 'for later' list.

Bierlingen Mar 19, 2014

Insightful book of womens' lives, of those who did not have children either by choice or circumstance. Even as a mother I found their stories to be interesting. I thank them all for having shared a very personal and private part of themselves. I recommend this book to mature women who, on this journey of life, find solace and companionship in knowing how other women think and feel as they face the challenges of relationships and life in general.

May 07, 2012

works for me! since the main cause of environmental crises is too many people, time to start thinking about ZPG again. (Zero Population Growth)

Aug 12, 2010

I could not relate to many of the the women in this book; Many were in their 40's or older. Some stories were very personal and in depth and I did enjoy a few. But as a straight female in my early 20's, it was difficult to relate. I won't read again.

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