Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right
Challenges / New to Me Author / Nonfiction (Misc)

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Like many of you, to say I was surprised by the results of the November election is a profound understatement.  What kept echoing through my mind the next day was this: why did so many people vote for a man whose policies will not benefit them?  I thought women wouldn’t vote for Trump because of … Continue reading

On Not Having Children: Reviews of Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed
Highly Recommended / Nonfiction (Misc)

On Not Having Children: Reviews of Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed

I’m thrilled to see Meghan Daum’s book, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed, getting so much great press and such good reviews. Why? Because no one really talks about not having children. Sure, declining population rates are a story sometimes, and Time ran a cover story once on the subject. But despite the increasing choice of educated … Continue reading

Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed edited by Meghan Daum
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Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed edited by Meghan Daum

I always appreciate hearing the views of other people who’ve decided not to have children. This is a collection of sixteen essays by writers about that choice, including one from Lionel Shriver, author of We Need to Talk About Kevin. What’s nice about this book is the variety of views and experiences. The authors are … Continue reading