Waiting for Daisy by Peggy Orenstein

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Peggy Orenstein's widely hailed and bestselling memoir of her quest for parenthood begins when she tells her new husband that she's not sure she ever wants to be a mother; it ends six years later after she's done almost everything humanly possible to achieve that goal. Buffeted by one obstacle after another, Orenstein seeks answers both medical and spiritual in America and Asia, all the while trying to hold on to a marriage threatened by cycles, appointments, procedures, and disappointments. Waiting for Daisy is both an intimate page-turner and a wrly funny report from the front.
 

About Peggy Orenstein

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Peggy Orenstein is an award-winning writer and speaker on issues affecting girls and women. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, and her work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Vogue, Glamour, Mirabella, Details, Elle, Mother Jones, and The New Yorker. Her new book, Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half- Changed World, will be published by Doubleday in May 2000.
 
Published December 1, 2008 by Bloomsbury USA. 254 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help. Non-fiction

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It is as if Orenstein has produced a biological clock for career women - those in their late twenties and early thirties who are convinced that they will one day have a baby - but for whom the time is never right.

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Entertainment Weekly

Waiting for Daisy (2007) The journalist Peggy Orenstein details her six-year quest to have a baby in vivid, often excruciating detail in Waiting for Daisy .

Feb 02 2007 | Read Full Review of Waiting for Daisy

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John Marshall Los Angeles Times 4 of 5 Stars "It’s no small feat to write a page turner that gives away the ending on the dust jacket, but Waiting for Daisy is more than just the Perils of Peggy.

Aug 07 2007 | Read Full Review of Waiting for Daisy

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