From the Publisher
"A wonderful book, funny unbelievably tender, and smart.
It shimmers."--Anne Lamott
Includes an all-new afterword about Adam.
John and Martha Beck had two Harvard degrees apiece when they
conceived their second child. Further graduate studies, budding
careers, and a growing family meant major stress--not that they''d
have admitted it to anyone (or themselves). As the pregnancy
progressed, Martha battled constant nausea and dehydration. And
when she learned her unborn son had Down syndrome, she battled
nearly everyone over her decision to continue the pregnancy. She
still cannot explain many of the things that happened to her while
she was expecting Adam, but by the time he was born, Martha, as she
puts it, "had to unlearn virtually everything Harvard taught [her]
about what is precious and what is garbage."
About the Author
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.
About the Book
Originally published: New York: Times Books, c1999.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: August 2, 2011
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307719642
ISBN - 13: 9780307719645