Looking for smart pregnancy/parenting memoirs
August 30, 2010 4:48 AM Subscribe
Looking for intelligent writing (especially memoirs) on pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting that aren't fluffy/mainstream "how-to" guides, as a gift to an expectant couple in their early/mid 20s.
posted by autoclavicle to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
My cousin and her husband are expecting their first child in November. We're in our early/mid 20s and this is very uncharted territory. They are the first people that I/they know who are having children, and the first in our family for this generation. I wish I could tell them what to expect, but I don't know what to expect either! I'm looking for some good books that are also a bit unconventional in some way to give them.
So far, I've got Anne Lammott's "Operating Instructions
," and I'd like to know your recommendations for other works.