A True Story of Birth, Rebirth, and Everyday Magic
By Martha Beck
(Crown Publishers, Hardcover, 9780812929805, 336pp.)
Publication Date: January 1999
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- At the beginning of Expecting Adam(p. 7), the author reveals that she wrote the book twice previously as a novel. Why do you think she began her work as fiction? Does this seem unusual or surprising? How did the switch to the nonfiction genre of memoir change her and her story? What were the risks involved?