Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed

SIXTEEN LITERARY LUMINARIES ON THE CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT OF BEING CHILDLESS BY CHOICE, COLLECTED IN ONE FASCINATING ANTHOLOGY

One 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… (more)

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Daum’s collection is at its best when it’s being the most transparent and unapologetic.

The 16 essays are cleverly arranged, creating a satisfying intellectual and emotional arc.

The essays do not give 16 different reasons but dozens of details, facts and choices in combination. The outcome is the same, but the leadup can be complicated, sometimes painful, always personal.


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Publisher: Picador (March 31, 2015)

Collection: Picador

Language: English


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