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How I met your Father

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A heartwarming story of triumph after terrible tragedy, of finding love and happiness in a most unusual way - the extraordinary, back-to-front romance of IVF recipient Aminah Hart and her anonymous sperm donor, Scott Andersen.
Born in London to an Australian mother and West Indian father, Aminah Hart was brought up in Melbourne by her gutsy single mum, Helen, and devoted gr
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 2016 by Allen & Unwin
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Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I actually first saw this book and read a snippet of what it contained through facebook, I think it was a daily mail story. I knew I would want to read it, but it wasn't for sale yet! So I waited, hoping, and finally spotted a copy at Target.

As far as biographies go, I felt really connected to this one despite the subject matter being completely opposite to most of my own experiences. While like most people I've been bullied in the past, it was never because of race such as Aminah describes. Th
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
I first saw Aminah's story on Australian story and was captivated by what a nice outcome it had. How I Met Your Father, however, is a much more in-depth account of Aminah's long and sometimes sad road to motherhood and the happy family she always desired.

Raised in Melbourne by a single mother and adoring grandparents, Aminah had a happy home life, although her childhood was marred by racism at her primary school. Although she didn't lack love from her mother and grandparents, Aminah always yearn
May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My path crossed Aminah’s some years ago now. I run a website for people affected by the neuromuscular conditions known as centronuclear and myotubular myopathy. A family of conditions on a scale from mild to very severe, that affect people in many different ways, with a multitude of similarities and a multitude of differences. The conditions are rare, complex to understand, unpredictable and there is no cure. So when Aminah published her book, I was always going to read it, even though I knew bi ...more
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read. It is a story of courage and resilience in the face of heartbreak and sadness. And proof that dreams really do come true with perseverance and determination. A remarkable story with a well deserved happy ending.

Tears and laughter will accompany your journey with Aminah throughout the different phases of her life, leading to the present where there is so much joy and happiness.

How I Met Your Father is a definite page-turner. You won't want to stop reading until you come to th
Melinda Crumblin
This is an amazing read! Aminah writes beautifully and her story is inspiring, heart wrenching, heart breaking and life and love affirming. Truly uplifting.
Natalie Magoga
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant read, brilliant author, brilliant woman..
An inspirational story, with insight, hope, grief, laughter and love..
Will always remember..
Luv Nat xxx
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I should start out by saying I missed the memo that this book has its fair share of heartbreak. I cried fat tears - which I rarely do - and yet I came away nothing less than uplifted by Aminah's incredible approach to life. She gave her boys every last piece of her heart, and but that giving did not diminish her capacity to love again. I appreciated hearing the story of the Aminah's own parentage & the not-so-easy experience of growing up with dark skin in Australia. I highly recommend picki ...more
Feb 04, 2017 rated it liked it
This is more a 3.5 rating. Very quick and easy read. Hart's resilience is admirable. I found the last 2/3 of the book more engaging as it recounted the devastating heartbreak of losing not only one baby but two to the same rare genetic disease. The book ended quite abruptly but a happy ending nonetheless.
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Apr 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this. Had no idea how her life had played out and expected it just to be about
her IVF experience and meeting her child's biological father, but the book is so much more than that. What a strong lady. Heartbreaking at times. I hope she has found her happy ending as she certainly seems to deserve it.
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