A Welcome Addition to the Literature

There’s a new book out I wanted to share with you:

Two is enough: A Couple’s Guide to Living childless by Choice by Laura S. Scott, Seal Press, 2009.

Scott has made voluntary childlessness her mission in life. She founded the Childless by Choice Project and has conducted extensive surveys and interviews to present a clear picture of what it means to be childless by choice. Although a tad didactic–we don’t all care about the statistical details that she seems to labor so hard over–this is a well-researched and sympathetic book. Scott offers sound advice for those who have not yet made the decision of whether or not to have children. She also provides extensive information and resources, including books, groups and websites. Overall, Scott’s view is that we need to learn to accept each other, no matter what our choices are regarding parenthood, and this book is a good step in that direction. If you changed the theme from childfree to childless by marriage, this is the type of book I originally set out to write, although mine has changed in scope over time. Check it out.

2 thoughts on “A Welcome Addition to the Literature

  1. ” Never to Be a Mother: A Guide for All Women Who Didn't, or Couldn'T, Have Children” by Linda Hunt Anton is a book I'd recommend to be added.
    When I was 14 years old, I found out that it was medically impossible for me to ever have children. As my life has gone by, that's one of the reasons I've remained single. 99% of books/articles about childlessness are written from the point of view of couples and, in MY real world, that is NOT the case.


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