What I Thought I Knew

What I Thought I Knew

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A personal and medical odyssey beyond anything most women would believe possible

At age forty-four, Alice Eve Cohen was happy for the first time in years. After a difficult divorce, she was engaged to an inspiring man, joyfully raising her adopted daughter, and her career was blossoming. Alice tells her fianc that she's never been happier. And then the stomach pains begin.

In her unflinchingly honest and ruefully witty voice, Alice nimbly carries us through her metamorphosis from a woman who has come to terms with infertility to one who struggles to love a heartbeat found in her womb - six months into a high-risk pregnancy.

What I Thought I Knew is a page-turner filled with vivid characters, humor, and many surprises and twists of fate. With the suspense of a thriller and the intimacy of a diary, Cohen describes her unexpected journey through doubt, a broken medical system, and the hotly contested terrain of motherhood and family in today's society. Timely and compelling, What I Thought I Knew will capture readers of memoirs such as Eat, Pray, Love ; The Glass Castle ; and A Three Dog Life .
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2009.
ISBN: 9780670020959
0670020958
Call Number: 306.8743 COHEN
Characteristics: 194 p. ; 22 cm
Subjects: Cohen, Alice Eve -- Family.
Cohen, Alice Eve.
Jewish women -- United States -- Biography.
Mothers and daughters -- United States -- Biography.
Parents of children with disabilities -- United States -- Biography.
Birth weight, Low -- United States -- Case studies.
Fetal growth retardation -- United States -- Case studies.
Pregnancy, Unwanted -- United States -- Case studies.
Mother and child -- United States -- Case studies.
Motherhood -- United States -- Case studies.

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