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Otherhood free pdf More American women are childless than ever before--nearly half those of childbearing age don't have children. While our society often assumes these women are "childfree by choice," that's not always true. In reality, many of them expected to marry and have children, but it simply hasn't happened. Wrongly judged as picky or career-obsessed, they make up the "Otherhood," a growing demographic that has gone without definition or visibility until now. In "Otherhood," author Melanie Notkin reveals her own story as well as the honest, poignant, humorous, and occasionally heartbreaking stories of women in her generation--women who expected love, marriage, and parenthood, but instead found themselves facing a different reality. She addresses the reasons for this shift, the social and emotional impact it has on our collective culture, and how the "new normal" will affect our society in the decades to come. Notkin aims to reassure women that they are not alone and encourages them to find happiness and fulfillment no matter what the future holds. A groundbreaking exploration of an essential contemporary issue, "Otherhood" inspires thought-provoking conversation and gets at the heart of our cultural assumptions about single women and childlessness.

About Melanie Notkin

Melanie Notkin is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, spokesperson, marketer, and the leading voice of the nearly 50 percent of American women who are childless. Notkin is the founder and creator of the popular Savvy Auntie(R) lifestyle brand--a celebration of modern, cosmopolitan aunthood. Notkin's book on the subject, "Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids," was a "Wall Street Journal" bestseller. Notkin's writing has appeared in "The New York Times" and she is a contributor to the "Huffington Post" and PsychologyToday.com. She lives in New York City.

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Author : Melanie Notkin
Publisher : Avalon Publishing Group
Data Published : 13 March 2014
ISBN : 1580055214
EAN : 9781580055215
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 291 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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