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  • Published: Boston : New Harvest, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: xx, 178 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780547892610
  • 0547892616

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Why have kids? : a new mom explores the truth about parenting and happiness

by Valenti, Jessica.

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Call number: 306.874 Va

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Malletts Adult, Pittsfield Adult, West Adult

Additional Details

Children make you happy -- Women are the natural parent -- Breast is best -- Children need their parents -- "The hardest job in the world" -- Mother knows best -- Giving up on parenthood -- Bad mothers go to jail -- Smart women don't have kids -- Death of the nuclear family -- Women should work -- Why have kids?

A high-profile feminist, and a mother herself, explores the question of whether or not to have children, and how having children changes the life of parents, often not for the better, in the modern world.

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