A Better Woman

A Memoir
Product Number: EB00571514
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780743440097
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Description

Acclaimed novelist Susan Johnson found, at age thirty-five, that her desire to have a baby became overwhelming. She had no inkling what motherhood would cost-or give-her. But as she went on to experience pregnancy and birth, and their impact on her marriage, health, and heart, she recorded it all. In this hauntingly lovely account, Johnson portrays a woman transformed by motherhood, and a writer forever changed by a widening chasm of experience. Her initial ecstasy jostles against bewilderment, rage, and despair, however, when she develops a rare complication of childbirth; she is "a one-woman catastrophe, a small ruined country." She is also burning to get words on paper. The result, A Better Woman, should be required reading for every woman hungry to give birth-and every mother yearning to have her deepest feelings heard.

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Author(s): Susan Johnson
Original Publish Date: May 11, 2010

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