Motherhood Made a Man Out of Me
By Karen Karbo
(Bloomsbury USA, Hardcover, 9781582340838, 288pp.)
Publication Date: June 2000
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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A novel of babies and friendship, mothers and fathers, and the havoc of procreation.
Brooke and Mary Rose are best friends. Brooke is the mother of a six-month-old. Mary Rose is pregnant. Brooke is married to Lyle, though, at times, she wonders why. Mary Rose would be married if Ward, the father of her child, weren't already. Ward and Brooke are cousins... A comedy of manners and biology, Karbo gives us a laugh-out-loud look at the wonders of pregnancy and motherhood. It is a world where the women are fierce and strong and the men duck and cover; a world that is turned upside down when the expecting mother turns out a most unexpected child. Motherhood Made a Man Out of Me celebrates the courage and strength of women and the bonds that join them "in the motherhood."
Karen Karbo is the author of two novels, The Diamond Lane and Trespassers Welcome Here, each of which was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her nonfiction has appeared in Vogue, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, The New Republic, and The New York Times. She is currently a contributing editor to Cond Nast Sports for Women. She grew up in Southern California and now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, daughter and stepchildren.