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She Looks Just like You: A Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian) Motherhoodby Amie Klempnauer Miller
Synopses & Reviews
After ten years of talking about having children, two years of trying (and failing) to conceive, and one shot of donor sperm for her partner, Amie Miller was about to become a mother. Or something like that. Over the next nine months, as her partner became the biological mom-to-be, Miller became . . . what? Mommy's little helper? A faux dad?
As a midwestern, station wagon-driving, stay-at-home mom--and as a nonbiological lesbian mother--Miller both defines and defies the norm. Like new parents everywhere, she wrestled with the anxieties and challenges of first-time parenthood but experienced pregnancy and birth only vicariously. Part love story, part comedy, part quest, Miller's candid and often humorous memoir is a much-needed cultural roadmap for becoming a parent, even when the usual categories do not fit.
Shares the author's thoughts and feelings as her partner of eighteen years gave birth and she struggled to find language to adequately express her own motherhood.
About the Author
Amie Klempnauer Miller is a frequent speaker about gay and lesbian families, and her writing has appeared on Salon, in Brain, Child and Greater Good magazines, and elsewhere. Miller works as a development consultant to the public media industry and lives with her partner and daughter in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Table of Contents
Babymaking — No waiting, womb two — Segues — Mise en garde — Shock and awe — Mommy and me — Words — First floor, Maslow's — Flight — Shards — For better or for worse — Anniversary.
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