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Meg Bortin

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Hi, I'm Meg Bortin and I'd like to thank all the people who entered the Giveaway for my new book, Desperate to Be a Housewife. Some statistics: 1,388 people entered from around the world. The winners live in Singapore, Romania, the United States, Canada and France! They will be receiving their signed copies shortly. I'd also like to thank Goodreads for this excellent program -- connecting readers and writers across the globe. And I hope that some of you who didn't win will read the book anyway!

Meg Bortin is an American journalist and writer based in France. She is the author of two memoirs, Desperate to Be a Housewife, about her life as a young reporter on the front lines of sexual freedom, and Dear Djeneba, about adopting her daughter in M
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On Adopting

People often ask me whether it wasn’t hard adopting in France at the age of 50. No, I reply. It was much easier than waiting 30 years for a man to agree to have a baby with me. I am from the first generation of women who had real choice about when and if to have a child, with the corollary that men also had real choice. I’ll get back to that. But as for adoption…


Djeneba age 8Adopting in France is a simple matt

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Published on September 19, 2015 02:30
Average rating: 4.0 · 29 ratings · 11 reviews · 1 distinct work
Desperate to Be a Housewife

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I adored this witty, wise memoir from fellow Midwesterner and Parisian Diane Johnson, one of my favorite authors.
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After reading this delightful book I am planning a trip to Greece and looking for a good intro course on the Greek language.
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