I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood by Lisa Manterfield
Approx. 67,630 words.
Published on November 18, 2010.
This award-winning memoir traces Manterfield’s descent from rational 21st century woman to desperate mama-wannabe. She examines the siren song of motherhood and the truth about being childless in a mom-centric society. This is a story about love, desire, and choices; it is the story of a woman who escapes her addiction, not with a baby, but with her sanity, marriage and sense-of-self intact.