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Fresh Milk: The Secret Life of Breasts

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Countless guides to breastfeeding crowd the bookshelves these days; not one of them speaks to women with anything approaching author Fiona Giles's level of intimacy and vitality. Alternately informative, affecting, and unexpectedly erotic, this truly one-of-a-kind work from the bestselling author of Chick for a Day and Dick for a Day pays overdue homage to the miracle of the lactating breast — a phenomenon rarely explored outside of educational literature and parenting magazines.

Thanks largely to risque advertising and the gravity-defying cleavage sported by our most popular celebs, exposed breasts (real or fake) no longer hold any mystery. But once they shift into milk-bearing mode, breasts suddenly disappear from the public eye. In Fresh Milk, through a diverse collection of stories, memories, and personal accounts, Giles uncovers the myths, truths, and social and psychological implications of breastfeeding.

From the younger mother grappling with the bewildering trappings of maternity wear, to the woman who finds herself curiously aroused by new sensations, to the modern dad who learns the ins and outs of breastfeeding, the portraits in Giles's eye-opening book offer a welcome alternative to rote how-to tutorials and impersonal step-by-step guides. By turns poignant and informative, sexy and witty, empathic and empowering, Fresh Milk delivers everything we ever wanted to know about breastfeeding that our mothers never told us.

Review:

"Giles impressively argues that our culture's mixed message to women...reveals a squeamishness about the pure animality of breastfeeding....[S]ure to provoke deep thought and strong reactions, both visceral and emotional, from revulsion to longing, sometimes both at once." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Ranging in subject from nursing bras to breast-milk banks, the collection includes personal essays, short fiction, and responses to questionnaires....A fascinating look at breast-feeding as a personal and social phenomenon." Beth Leistensnider, Booklist

Review:

"This stirring collection easily convinces that the delicate subject of breast-feeding is best tackled through oral history rather than how-to manuals overcrowding book shelves." Library Journal

Review:

"Fresh Milk is precisely the kind of book that I wish I had had while breastfeeding my own kids. Off-beat, even raunchy at times, the accounts presented by Giles remind us that nursing narratives aren't limited to stories between mothers and infants, that breastfeeding is already present in our lives in ways that we don't even fully realize." Bernice L. Hausman, author of Mother's Milk

Synopsis:

Alternately informative, affecting, and unexpectedly erotic, this truly one-of-a-kind work from the bestselling author of Chick for a Day and Dick for a Day pays overdue homage to the miracle of the lactating breast — a phenomenon rarely explored outside of educational literature and parenting magazines.

Synopsis:

While countless breastfeeding guides crowd bookshelves, not one of them speaks to women with anything approaching bestselling author Fiona Giles's level of intimacy and vitality. In Fresh Milk, through a provocative collection of stories, memories, and personal accounts, Giles uncovers the myths and truths of the lactating breast.

Synopsis:

A compendium of stories, memories and reportage on the practice of breast-feeding. It is not an everyday breast-feeding manual but a lactation primer for the 21st century, which tells us, in a provocative, insightful and occasionally irreverent way, everything that our mothers never told us.

Synopsis:

While countless breastfeeding guides crowd bookshelves, not one of them speaks to women with anything approaching bestselling author Fiona Giles's level of intimacy and vitality. In Fresh Milk, through a provocative collection of stories, memories, and personal accounts, Giles uncovers the myths and truths of the lactating breast.

From the young mother grappling with the bewildering trappings of maternity wear to the woman who finds herself surprisingly aroused by new sensations, and the modern dad who learns the ins and outs of breastfeeding, the portraits in Giles's eye-opening book offer a funny, wise, and comforting resource for women — and even their friends and partners who have had, or expect, intimate experiences with the pleasures and pain of lactation.

By turns poignant and informative, sexy and witty, empathic and empowering, Fresh Milk delivers everything we wanted to know about breastfeeding that our mothers never told us.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-263) and index.

About the Author

Fiona Giles, author of Chick for a Day and Dick for a Day, is an Australian scholar and feminist. A graduate of Oxford University, lives in Sydney with her partner and two sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743211475
Author:
Giles, Fiona
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Breastfeeding
Subject:
Breast
Subject:
Lactation
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Breastfeeding
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Breastfeeding
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
22:4, Winter 2002
Publication Date:
April 2, 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 12.705 oz

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Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Breastfeeding
Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » General
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History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » Family
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Product details 288 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780743211475 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Giles impressively argues that our culture's mixed message to women...reveals a squeamishness about the pure animality of breastfeeding....[S]ure to provoke deep thought and strong reactions, both visceral and emotional, from revulsion to longing, sometimes both at once."
"Review" by , "Ranging in subject from nursing bras to breast-milk banks, the collection includes personal essays, short fiction, and responses to questionnaires....A fascinating look at breast-feeding as a personal and social phenomenon."
"Review" by , "This stirring collection easily convinces that the delicate subject of breast-feeding is best tackled through oral history rather than how-to manuals overcrowding book shelves."
"Review" by , "Fresh Milk is precisely the kind of book that I wish I had had while breastfeeding my own kids. Off-beat, even raunchy at times, the accounts presented by Giles remind us that nursing narratives aren't limited to stories between mothers and infants, that breastfeeding is already present in our lives in ways that we don't even fully realize."
"Synopsis" by , Alternately informative, affecting, and unexpectedly erotic, this truly one-of-a-kind work from the bestselling author of Chick for a Day and Dick for a Day pays overdue homage to the miracle of the lactating breast — a phenomenon rarely explored outside of educational literature and parenting magazines.
"Synopsis" by , While countless breastfeeding guides crowd bookshelves, not one of them speaks to women with anything approaching bestselling author Fiona Giles's level of intimacy and vitality. In Fresh Milk, through a provocative collection of stories, memories, and personal accounts, Giles uncovers the myths and truths of the lactating breast.
"Synopsis" by , A compendium of stories, memories and reportage on the practice of breast-feeding. It is not an everyday breast-feeding manual but a lactation primer for the 21st century, which tells us, in a provocative, insightful and occasionally irreverent way, everything that our mothers never told us.
"Synopsis" by , While countless breastfeeding guides crowd bookshelves, not one of them speaks to women with anything approaching bestselling author Fiona Giles's level of intimacy and vitality. In Fresh Milk, through a provocative collection of stories, memories, and personal accounts, Giles uncovers the myths and truths of the lactating breast.

From the young mother grappling with the bewildering trappings of maternity wear to the woman who finds herself surprisingly aroused by new sensations, and the modern dad who learns the ins and outs of breastfeeding, the portraits in Giles's eye-opening book offer a funny, wise, and comforting resource for women — and even their friends and partners who have had, or expect, intimate experiences with the pleasures and pain of lactation.

By turns poignant and informative, sexy and witty, empathic and empowering, Fresh Milk delivers everything we wanted to know about breastfeeding that our mothers never told us.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-263) and index.
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