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Baby B

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"First published as an essay in "The New Yorker," Baby B is a fascinating story of technology, babies, and unconditional love"
"I have been telling my friends that what I am injecting into my wife, Doreen, this week is crushed, powdered Chinese hamster ovaries. This is not quite the truth. I am injecting her with cells from Chinese hamster ovaries subjected to recombinant-
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Hardcover, 170 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by Graywolf Press (first published 2004)
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Allanna
Mar 31, 2008 rated it really liked it
One of the perks when I was a volunteer at a library, shelving the new books, was that I'd get to see so many interesting books -- which helped my eclectic reading style even more.

Baby B is the story of a couple's experience with infertility, written by the husband. He jokes about telling people that he's injecting his wife with hamster hormones (well, that's true. It just sounds funny). He agonizes when of the four fertilized eggs that are implanted, most die off one by one ... and he rejoices
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Allison
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
As another reviewer put it: a succinct, poignant book about one couple's journey through infertility. What I really "enjoyed" is the Michael's writing style - concise, yet filled with meaning. And I really love the way he loves his wife and the ways he tells and shows her (and us).

It really was a lovely story about a loving couple and what they went through to have child(ten) of their own.
Dorothy
Feb 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
A poignant, succinct book about the pain of infertility and the joy of finally having a baby
Kelley
May 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
so good..and i lent this one to someone one day...haven't seen it since.
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