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Expecting Adam by Martha Beck
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Aug 02, 2011 | ISBN 9780307719645

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“A wonderful book, funny, unbelievably tender, and smart. It shimmers.”—Anne Lamott
“Immensely appealing . . . hooked me on the first page and propelled me right through visions and out-of-body experiences I would normally scoff at.”Detroit Free Press
“I challenge any reader not to be moved by it.”Newsday

“A rueful, riveting, piercingly funny, thoroughly modern, and deeply old-fashioned memoir. In short, a book to be reckoned with.”—Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way

“I can’t believe I almost didn’t read this book. The thing is, I thought it was about a lady who had a baby with Down Syndrome. This is like saying Anna Karenina is a book about a lady who commits suicide. In fact, this book is about matters so important and yet so totally way-out that I would accept no one but a comic genius with seven years at Harvard under her belt telling me about them. That’s Martha Beck: funny, companionable, razor-sharp, down-to-earth, and onto the Big Secrets of Life Itself. Anyone considering having a child should have to read this book. It has changed some of my thinking about pregnancy and about children with disabilities, and I don’t think it’s too much to say it could change my life.”—Marion Winik, author of First Comes Love and The Lunchbox Chronicles

“Expecting Adam  is not one of those grit-your-teeth, lemons-into-lemonade sagas that leave the reader feeling more besieged and guilty than the writer. It is a long hymn, from a practical woman caught flatfooted by amazing grace. Martha Beck is a celebrant skeptics can trust.”—Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Most Wanted and The Deep End of the Ocean

“I laughed. I cried. I couldn’t put it down. I didn’t want it to end. I wish I knew Adam and his family—and of course I do. A brave, uplifting, life-transforming book.”—Sophy Burnham, author of A Book of Angels

“With uncommon sense and dependable wit, Martha Beck unravels every assumption about the meaning of life, choice, love–and the wisdom of pursuing happiness through any of the usual routes. If Expecting Adam raises suspicions among more rational readers that Martha Beck is slightly crazy, it raised my hopes that I’d catch it from her.”—Mary Kay Blakely, author of American Mom

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