What I Thought I Knew

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What I Thought I Knew

By Alice Eve Cohen

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143117650, 194pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

"Darkly hilarious...an unexpected bundle of joy."
-"O, The Oprah Magazine"
Alice Cohen was happy for the first time in years. After a difficult divorce, she had a new love in her life, she was raising a beloved adopted daughter, and her career was blossoming. Then she started experiencing mysterious symptoms. After months of tests, x-rays, and inconclusive diagnoses, Alice underwent a CAT scan that revealed the truth: she was six months pregnant.
At age forty-four, with no prenatal care and no insurance coverage for a high-risk pregnancy, Alice was besieged by opinions from doctors and friends about what was ethical, what was loving, what was right. With the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller, "What I Thought I Knew" is a ruefully funny, wickedly candid tale; a story of hope and renewal that turns all of the "knowns" upside down.

About the Author
Alice Eve Cohen s first memoir, "What I Thought I Knew, "received the "Elle" Magazine Literary Grand Prix for Nonfiction, was one of "O: The Oprah Magazine" s 25 Best Books of Summer, and was one of "Salon" s Best Books of the Year. A solo theater artist and playwright, she has toured her plays nationally and internationally. She teaches at the New School and lives with her family in New York City. Her website is www.aliceevecohen.com.