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Look How Happy I'm Making You

Stories

by Polly Rosenwaike

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"Among the thousands of books for prospective and new parents, I doubt any will make you feel more understood and less alone than this one."ANTHONY DOERR, author of ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
"Armed with wit, tenderness and candor, [Look How Happy I'm Making You] helps obliterate any taboos that may still exist surrounding the tribulations of women's reproductive lives."—PEOPLE MAGAZINE

A candid, ultimately buoyant debut story collection about the realities of the "baby years," whether you're having one or not

The women in Polly Rosenwaike's Look How Happy I'm Making You want to be mothers, or aren't sure they want to be mothers, or—having recently given birth—are overwhelmed by what they've wrought. Sharp and unsettling, wry and moving in its depiction of love, friendship, and family, this collection expands the conversation about what having a baby looks like.
One woman struggling with infertility deals with the news that her sister is pregnant. Another woman nervous about her biological clock "forgets" to take her birth control while dating a younger man and must confront the possibility of becoming a single parent. Four motherless women who meet in a bar every Mother's Day contend with their losses and what it would mean to have a child.
Witty, empathetic, and precisely observed, Look How Happy I'm Making You offers the rare, honest portrayal of pregnancy and new motherhood in a culture obsessed with women's most intimate choices.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:
Doubleday
Publication Date:
2019

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Polly Rosenwaike (Author)

POLLY ROSENWAIKE has published stories, essays, and reviews in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013, The New York Times Book Review, Glimmer Train, New England Review, The Millions, and the San Francisco Chronicle. The fiction editor for Michigan Quart...

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