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Publisher: Miramax Books
Release Date: April 21, 2004
ISBN: 1401351891
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre:   General Non-Fiction
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Lynda E. Lukow
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You Make Me Feel Like An Unnatural Woman
Diary of a New (Older) Mother
By Judith Newman

       "What separates bliss and hell when you've got small children: about ten seconds." Judith Newman, You Make Me Feel Like An Unnatural Woman: Diary of a New (Older) Mother"

      By choice or chance, the incidences of women in the late thirties or forties having their first child are on the rise. Whether the pregnancies are sought or surprise isn't important; all that matters is maintaining sanity. And what better way to keep a grip than through humor?

      You Make Me Feel Like An Unnatural Woman is Judith Newman's candid chronicle of seven years of fertility treatments, eight months of morning sickness and the first eighteen months spent rearing two sons who resemble Schwarzenegger and DeVito from the movie Twins. Add an aloof husband; a righteous nanny and an elusive home improvement contractor for a bittersweet blend of abstract actuality.

      Ms. Newman, who writes a monthly column for Ladies Home Journal, treats readers to a satirical, yet utterly honest look at parenthood. Her interpretations of infant facial expression are laugh-out-loud hilarious. No matter what your age or affiliation, don't miss this no-holds-barred journal of life with little ones.