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Confessions of the Other Mother: Non-Biological Lesbian Mothers Tell All Paperback – 1 May 2006
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Review By: Jill Soloway, writer/co-executive producer of Six Feet Under - March 28, 2006 "Confessions of the Other Mother brings together hilarious, heart-wrenching, painfully honest tales of mommyhood. Not just for mothers or other mothers-- but for anyone who has felt like an outsider at the playground. Funny, warm, sad, beautiful-- and even sexy-- the book is not only from the heart, but for the heart." Review By: Christie Mellor, author of The Three-Martini Playdate - March 28, 2006 "The essays in Confessions of the Other Mother are alternately fascinating, insightful, hilarious, touching and goofy, and all a testament to what a universal thing it is to be a parent. I love the Babas and the Bobbies and the mommies and the mommas, they are all the sweetest and the strongest, as women and writers, and show us, in a very entertaining fashion, that we are all in the same boat." Review By: Rachel Pepper, author of The Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy for Lesbians "Given how many lesbians are conceiving children together, this collection of narratives by non-biological mothers will fill a much-needed place in the queer parenting canon."
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Harlyn Aizley is the author of Buying Dad: One Woman's Search for the Perfect Sperm Donor. Her work has appeared in national journals, magazines, and anthologies and has aired on public radio stations nationwide. Aizley resides in the Boston area with her family, where she works as a writer and teacher.
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Some of the things mentioned are what 'name' they have (there are lots of versions of 'mum'!), homophobic hospital staff and that really annoying question "so who's the real mum?". Something else that pops up in multiple stories is the jealousy that 'other mothers' sometimes feel towards the relationship between the biomum and their baby, especially when they are still breastfeeding.
It is quite obvious that the writers all have varied backgrounds and ways that they see their parenting role, from super butch mums who very much identify with doing dad things, to women who were going to be the biological mum but for some reason weren't able to. I think any prospective lesbian parent will identify with at least someone in this book!
As with other lesbian parenting books, all of these authors are american/live in America. Again, that's not a bad thing and I very much appreciate them putting pen to paper but American culture is a little different from British culture and it would be really interesting to read stories of women living in the UK.
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Nope. I identified with none of these stories and honestly they scared the crap out of me.
If you want reassurance, this it's not the book for you