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Kid me not : an anthology by child-free women of the '60s now in their 60s

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HQ759.K518 2014x
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  HQ759.K518 2014x
 
 
Summary
Women who choose to have children often cannot understand those of us who have chosen not to. Kid Me Not, a collection of essays by everyday women, was written with the hope that all women, regardless of their inclinations, will be encouraged to listen to the voice within, and follow it, wherever it leads. With luck, our stories will sow seeds of respect between women who choose paths exclusive of children and those who have chosen the daunting task of being mothers
Contents
Coloring outside the lines / Aralyn Hughes
An old soul / Norma Inman
Biology / Kathleen Juhl
Damn! I forgot to have children / CK Carman
A woman is a woman / Lin Sutherland
Timing / Jane Burkett
Where did the time go? / Meg Wilson
Charged by a galloping rhino / Mary-Ellen Campbell
Fruitless in the Big Apple / Karen Kreps
Married, with critters / Judy Ballard
Spinning the globe / Annie Borden
Question authority / Kathleen Clark
The big decision that wasn't / Melissa Eddy
Dancing my own dance / Peggy Lamb
I can see clearly now / Deby Bell.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fifteen women in their 60s share personal reminiscences of their youth, praising birth control, abortion access, and the support of activists who told them that they had more options than babymaking and secretarial work, and showing how life without children-either by choice or circumstance-worked out perfectly fine for them. Alternating with joyful photo collages and cute lists of events, TV shows, movies, and music from individual years in the '60s, these narratives of sex, love, career, family, and relationships together give a warm impression of women whose paradigms were changing, whether they fought for it and or just found themselves at the forefront of new opportunities. Lovely pictures of the writers as young women and in the present accompany each vignette and serve as a delightful testament to aging gracefully. Younger feminists might find that compassion for the struggles of their second-wave foremothers is evoked by the words of well-spoken, everyday women who look like their own mothers and grandmothers. Their stories are a reminder that our choices now do carry us into the rest of our lives. (BookLife) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Boomers remember
Subjects Motherhood.
Family size.
Feminism.
Family planning.
Publisher [Austin, Texas] :2014
Contributors Hughes, Aralyn, editor.
Language English
Description ix, 108 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
ISBN 9781938749100
1938749103
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