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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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…


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Desperate to Be a Housewife

3.92 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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A page-turner of a crime novel set in the eerie marshes of Norfolk, England, where murder and the supernatural collide. Sam Clayton is not your average hard-boiled detective. He has problems of his own as he sets out to find a serial killer who is te ...more
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Who would willingly rent a place where the living room – and kitchen and bedrooms, for that matter – are up five flights of stairs (no elevator)? The uphill climb is a metaphor for the challenges encountered by Kristin Duncombe when, after rebelling ...more
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The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
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Hugely disappointing. I had heard much about this book and was looking forward to reading it, but unfortunately the author plays loose and fast with the facts. So many dates are just plain wrong that I had to wonder what kind of research went into th ...more
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