A Better Woman: A Memoir of Motherhood

Susan Johnson

A Better Woman: A Memoir of Motherhood
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A Better Woman: A Memoir of Motherhood

Susan Johnson

Acclaimed novelist Susan Johnson found, at age thirty-five, that her desire to have a baby became overwhelming. She had no inkling what motherhood would cost - or give - her. But as she went on to experience pregnancy and birth, and their impact on her marriage, health, and heart, she recorded it all.

In this hauntingly lovely account, Johnson portrays a woman transformed by motherhood, and a writer forever changed by a widening chasm of experience. Her initial ecstasy jostles against bewilderment, rage, and despair, however, when she develops a rare complication of childbirth; she is a one-woman catastrophe, a small ruined country. She is also burning to get words on paper. The result, A Better Woman, should be required reading for every woman hungry to give birth - and every mother yearning to have her deepest feelings heard.

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