Expecting Adam : a true story of birth, rebirth, and everyday magic / Martha Beck.
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|Crookston Public Library||921 BEC (Text)||33500010804268||Main||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780307719645
- ISBN: 0307719642
- ISBN: 9780307986207
- ISBN: 0307986209
- Physical Description: 355 p. ; 21 cm.
- Edition: 1st Three Rivers Press ed.
- Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2011.
|General Note:|| Originally published: New York : Times Books, c1999.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 December 1998
While working in doctoral programs at Harvard, Martha and John Beck are alarmed to discover that they are expecting their second child. Choosing to continue with the pregnancy despite John's commuting between Massachusetts and Singapore and Martha's immense course load and a condition that causes her to experience unrelenting nausea throughout her pregnancies, the couple are later devastated to discover their unborn child has Down's syndrome. Expecting Adam is Martha's true-life account of her feelings and the discoveries she makes about having a Down's child. Telling her story light-heartedly, as one talks with a friend over coffee and biscotti, Martha's vast schooling is apparent here, allowing her to draw from a wide range of cultures and ideas that help the reader understand with exquisite clarity and depth what would normally be indescribable feelings and unimaginable experiences. Expect an overflow of emotions and be forewarned--Martha's story will undoubtedly and positively alter the views of anyone who has the good fortune to read it. ((Reviewed December 1, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews
MARTHA BECK is a writer, life coach, and columnist for O, the Oprah Magazine. She has a B.A., an M.A., and a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard. Beck's other books include the New York Times bestseller Finding Your Own North Star, Leaving the Saints, The Four Day Win, The Joy Diet, and Steering by Starlight. Dr. Beck lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her family.