Book Reviews of Beyond Motherhood : Choosing a Life Without Children

Beyond Motherhood : Choosing a Life Without Children
Beyond Motherhood Choosing a Life Without Children
Author: Safer
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ISBN-13: 9780671793449
ISBN-10: 0671793446
Publication Date: 2/1/1996
Pages: 208
Rating:
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
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3.1 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Although this book is a bit dated, I still found it to be relevant.

Safer is a psychologist, so she thoroughly inspects the reason behind why women choose childlessness.

I felt that this book had a very forgiving tone and wasn't quick to judge women who become mothers, as a lot of these types of books can do.

Safer recognizes that choosing to not have children is something that women can miss out on, while still having fulfilling lives. She doesn't make it sound like a life without children is better than with, only different.

I truly appreciated that approach, as I am still on the cusp of choosing whether or not I want children and I do not want to see motherhood completely denigrated.

Recommended reading for women trying to decide on motherhood for themselves.
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Good discussion of the topic.
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One of the best books I've read in the last couple of years. Written by a psychologist, it collects the stories of women deciding whether or not to have children.