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It's a Boy by Andrea J. Buchanan
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Jan 07, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: parenting, memoirs

This was a great little collection of essays about mothering boys. It left me with an awareness of just how short babyhood is, and now that I've been done with it for a few hours, it is making me appreciate the physicality of my relationship with Max all the more. He won't always need me so intimately, and the way we are together will have so many stages. I liked that this book helped me to think further about gender roles, about the varying ways "boyness" manifests, and about what it means for mothers to have sons.

I don't feel very sharp these days--my ability to critically think and express the nuances of my thoughts is not what it used to be (I blame it on the baby!)--so I realize that this review is not very eloquent or specific. Right now, I can't do much better than this: I really loved this book.

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January 7, 2009 – Shelved
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February 16, 2009 –
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February 16, 2009 – Finished Reading

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