Why Have Kids? (Compact Disc)

A New Mom Explores the Truth about Parenting and Happiness

By Jessica Valenti, Emily Beresford (Performed by)

Brilliance Corporation, 9781469209944

Publication Date: September 4, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/27/2018)
Hardcover (9/4/2012)
Compact Disc (5/4/2016)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (12/1/2012)
MP3 CD (8/11/2015)
Paperback, Spanish (4/30/2014)
MP3 CD (9/4/2012)
MP3 CD (9/4/2012)
Compact Disc (9/4/2012)

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A provocative and intimate exploration of modern parenthood by "a gutsy young third wave feminist" - The New York Times

If parenting is making Americans unhappy, if it's impossible to "have it all," if people don't have the economic, social, or political structures needed to support parenting, then why do it? And why are anxious new parents flocking to every Tiger Mother and Bebe-raiser for advice on how to raise kids?

In Why Have Kids?, Valenti explores these controversial questions through on-the-ground reporting, startling new research, and her own unique experiences as a mom. She moves beyond the black and white "mommy wars" over natural parenting, discipline, and work-life balance to explore a more nuanced reality: one filled with ambivalence, joy, guilt, and exhaustion. A must read for parents as well as those considering starting a family, In Why Have Kids? is an explosive addition to the conversation about modern parenthood.