Childfree and Loving It!
By Nicki Defago
(Vision, Paperback, 9781904132639, 256pp.)
Publication Date: October 2005
Categories: Women's Studies - General
Recording the opinions of childless women from all over the world and letting this growing band answer their detractors, this investigation looks into the world of those who choose not to have children. Interviewees speak freely and honestly about their experiences, providing readers with both the many reasons people choose to live child-free and insight into what seems to them an unhealthy amount of societal pressure to become mothers and fathers. This book also presents interviews with parents who wish they had not had children while offering their reasons for feeling regret. Concluding with a look into the workplace, this title evaluates the fairness of allowing parents shorter days and time off to accommodate children, compared to the working environment of those who have chosen to live without children.
Nicki Defago is a journalist who has worked for the BBC and is now a freelance writer. She is child-free and grateful every day.