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Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic
Expecting Adam A True Story of Birth Rebirth and Everyday Magic
Author: Martha Beck
?A wonderful book, funny unbelievably tender, and smart. It shimmers.?--Anne Lamott — Includes an all-new afterword about Adam. —    — John and Martha Beck had two Harvard degrees apiece when they conceived their second child. Further graduate studies, budding careers, and a growing family meant major stress--not that they'd have admitted it to any...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307719645
ISBN-10: 0307719642
Publication Date: 8/2/2011
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic on + 222 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
I couldn't put the book down. Utterly fascinating and completely enchanting. Martha Beck is an unbelievably good writer. My "kids" are ages 22 to 32 - so I have long since given up reading expectant mother memoirs....but this one grabbed me and wouldn't let go. I was sorry to get to the end. Highly recommended.
reviewed Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
This book was given to me when I was pregnant and it was one of the best ones I have read! The transformation that they go through is wonderful and they come to realize that "handicap" is not descriptive of most special needs people. It makes you think about what is important and valued. I love this book!
reviewed Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
A personal account from a Harvard-educated woman as she becomes a mother to a son with Down Syndrome...while she and her husband are caught up in the academia and intellectual elitism of Harvard. Her writing also enters a spiritual realm, as she experiences the presence of angels during her pregnancy and following Adam's birth. Beck's experiences bring a fresh perspective to welcoming and raising a child with a syndrome.
reviewed Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic on + 56 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This book will make you laugh, and cry and make you believe in a power greater than ourselves! Wonderful book!!!
reviewed Expecting Adam: A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic on + 35 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
love love love this book. A beautiful look at a pregnancy and child that is not pretty in the eyes of society. Describes the path the parents take from being smart to being wise, from success to satisfaction.

"Adam has angels like dogs have fleas...."
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