Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: Graywolf Press (September 6, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #13,594 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #7 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Diseases & Physical Ailments > Infertility #289 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Specific Groups > Women #744 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Memoirs
A beautifully written, exhaustively researched exploration of fertility and infertility viewed from multiple vantage points. This quote from the New York Times review says it best: “[A] thoughtful meditation on childlessness, childbearing, and — for some — the stretch of liminal agony in between. Her book is a corrective and a tonic, a primer and a dispeller of myths. It is likely to become a go-to guide for the many couples who discover that having children is not the no-assembly-required experience they were expecting. They will come away enlightened, reassured and comforted by her debunker mentality. . . . Ms. Boggs has done something quite lovely and laudable with The Art of Waiting: She’s given a cold, clinical topic some much-needed warmth and soul. The miracle of life, you might even say.” —Jennifer Senior, New York Times
As a maternal-child public health writer, and as a woman who experienced fertility troubles, I loved this book. A smart, insightful, well-researched, yet never dry or boring examination/memoir hybrid, I didn't want this book to end. I kept putting off reading it just to stretch it out. The prose is carefully measured and chosen, and the passion and intellect is palpable on the page. I will be rereading this for years to come.
With sensitivity and compassion, Boggs explores the modern fertility journey, that seeks to feed hunger as old as time itself. Amazing research and thoughtful reflection. A great read.
Beautifully written book that delves into the thorny issues of motherhood in the 21st century, fertility (and infertility), "childlessness," baby fever, and so much more...
I devoured this collection of essays. Wide in scope and clear-eyed, it combines personal experience with deep research. A multi-faceted and artful book.
A beautiful and wise book written with precision, warmth, compassion, and humor. Also incredibly well-researched and full of interesting facts about fertility, conception, and family-making across species! I'd been waiting to read this one since seeing the title essay in Orion, and was unsurprised when this collection made so many lists for what to read this fall. I can't recommend The Art of Waiting enough!
Brilliant, well researched, and lyrical, Boggs is excellent company for essayists like Eula Biss and Leslie Jamison. I have not been disappointed with anything from Graywolf.
This is a beautiful and well-reported book that made me think in different ways about infertility, adoption, and parenting.
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