Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos (Sig-din-us) is an award-winning author, a blogger, and an infertility survivor. In her first book, Silent Sorority, Pamela shares with naked candor, humor and poignancy the intense and, at times, absurd experience of adjusting to a life as a "non-mom." Pamela and her blog were profiled in the New York Times, The Globe and Mail and Ottawa Citizen. Her writing is featured in a variety of online outlets including Fertility Authority, Open Salon, MORE.com, and BlogHer, just to name a few.
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by Pamela Tsigdinos
2010 Team RESOLVE Choice Best Book. Silent Sorority reveals with candor, humor and poignancy the intense and at times absurd experience of adjusting to a life as a "non-mom" when nature and science don't cooperate in the family building department. Snappy and irreverent as well as moving, this book offers a contrarian point of view in an era of mommy blogs, designer babies and helicopter parents.
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- I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood
on Jan. 17, 2011
This is a spirited memoir recounting what led author Lisa Manterfield on and off what she terms the "crazy train" in pursuit of pregnancy and motherhood. "I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home" makes mince meat out of the notion that if women in their 30s "try" hard enough, relax more, change their diet, engage in acupuncture and yoga, they can achieve pregnancy. Manterfield devoted five years of her life in pursuit of an outcome that didn't materialize, and, in the end, realized how much she sacrificed in the process. In a day and age when motherhood is held up as a crowning womanly achievement and when parenthood is positioned as a necessary validation of a life well lived, it takes guts to dare to say no to motherhood.