A candid, ultimately buoyant, debut story collection about the realities of the “baby years”, whether you’re having one or not. The women in Polly Rosenwaike’s Look How Happy I’m Making You want to be mothers or aren’t sure they want to be mothers or – having recently given birth – are overwhelmed by what they’ve wrought. Sharp and unsettling, wry and moving in its depiction of love, friendship, and family, this collection expands the conversation about what having a baby looks like. One woman struggling with infertility deals with the news that her sister is pregnant. Another woman nervous about her biological clock “forgets” to take her birth control while dating a younger man and must confront the possibility of becoming a single parent. Four motherless women who meet in a bar every Mother’s Day contend with their losses and what it would mean to have a child. Look How Happy I’m Making You offers the rare honest portrayal — witty, empathetic, and sharply observed — of how the prospect of motherhood and the experience of caring for a new baby deeply affect a woman’s sense of self in a culture obsessed with her most intimate choices.
Look How Happy I’m Making You: Stories
- From the Publisher
January 1, 2013
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