A Better Woman

A Memoir
Washington Square Press
  • erschienen am 11. Mai 2010
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  • 288 Seiten
978-0-7434-4009-7 (ISBN)
Acclaimed novelist Susan Johnson found, at age thirty-five, that her desire to have a baby became overwhelming. She had no inkling what motherhood would cost -- or give -- her. But as she went on to experience pregnancy and birth, and their impact on her marriage, health, and heart, she recorded it all. In this hauntingly lovely account, Johnson portrays a woman transformed by motherhood, and a writer forever changed by a widening chasm of experience. Her initial ecstasy jostles against bewilderment, rage, and despair, however, when she develops a rare complication of childbirth; she is "a one-woman catastrophe, a small ruined country." She is also burning to get words on paper. The result, A Better Woman, should be required reading for every woman hungry to give birth -- and every mother yearning to have her deepest feelings heard.
  • Englisch
  • New York
  • |
  • USA
Simon + Schuster Inc.
  • 1,80 MB
978-0-7434-4009-7 (9780743440097)
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Susan Johnson
  • Cover Page
  • Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Contents
  • Getting Ready to Fall
  • Metamorphosis
  • A Clock for Caspar
  • The Awful Language
  • Milk and Ink
  • Wild Reality
  • The Full Cup
  • A Good Pair of Hands
  • Last Days on Dry Land
  • Life's Darling
  • Elliot's Alphabet
  • The Purse So Deep
  • Whatever's at Hand
  • Inside Out
  • Incidental Envelope
  • The Measure of My Days
  • The Pleasure of Being
  • Acknowledgements

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