Synopses & Reviews
More and more women are choosing not to let being single stand in the way of becoming a mom. In this honest and often hilarious guide, Louise Sloan shares the details of her own funny and heartbreaking journey to single motherhood-including cyberstalking an anonymous sperm donor, dealing with exploding semen vials, and being mistaken for a horse breeder-as well as the experiences of many other women across the country. Knock Yourself Up offers an inside look at the logistical and legal processes of opting for single motherhood, drawing on the personal stories of women who have done it. Addressing a range of topics such as coping with loneliness, financial struggles, complex reactions of family members, and more, Knock Yourself Up covers the emotional and practical issues and provides the kind of intimate answers you won't find anywhere else to questions like:
- When is the right time to decide to have a baby alone?
- How do I choose the right sperm?
- Is this fair to the kid?
- How do I tell my parents?
- How do I tell my dates?
- What's it like to be pregnant on your own?
- If I do this, will I ever have sex-or a life-again?
Informative and entertaining, Knock Yourself Up is a fun-to-read, up-to-date guide for any woman who is considering taking the baby plunge, with inspiring stories from women who have created happy families on their own.
In this honest and often hilarious guide, Sloan shares the details of her own funny and heartbreaking journey to single motherhood as well as the experiences of many other women across the country.
About the Author
Louise Sloan has written for many publications, including Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Self, Ms., Out, the Chicago Tribune, The Sacramento Bee, and The San Francisco Bay Guardian. The story of Sloan's journey to single motherhood was featured twice on Nightline. She lives in Brooklyn, with her son, Scott, who was born in June 2006.