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Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein
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Sep 11, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: biography-memoir
Read in September, 2010

This story of Peggy Orenstein's maddening quest to have a child sets itself apart from other infertility memoirs with its stark honesty. Peggy doesn't hide any of the dirty side of trying to conceive, which turns a loving marriage into a competition and reduces an intelligent, strong woman to one who is consumed by a single desire. She presses onward through failed procedures and miscarriages, becoming more determined to do what she secretly believes she has waited too long to start. Peggy writes with wit and insight about an ordeal that many women have gone through. Despite its hyperbolic title, this is memoir is disarming in its genuine-ness.

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