Friday, April 2, 2010

HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION


OFF AND RUNNING ON THIS J*ENN*Y C*RAI*G THING. I STARTED A WEEK AGON AND HAVE LOST 10LBS SO FAR. THE FOOD IS GOOD. I FEEL BETTER AND I HOPE IT KEEP S UP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THE BLOOD PRESSURE MEDS I AM TAKING NOW ARE HELPING WITH THE HEADACHES SO THATS GOOD TOO. I DO NOT HAVE MUCH TO SAY BUT I AM STILL READING ALL YOUR BLOGS AND ACCOMPANYING YOU ON YOUR JOURNIES WHEREVER THEY MAY TAKE YOU. MINE IS TAKING AN UNUSUALLY LONG SCENIC ROUTE. PERHAPS ONE DAY I WILL REACH MY DESTINATION.

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Susan Goldberg & Chloe Brushwood-Rose said...

Hi Michelle and Dawn,

I found your blog on lesbianfamily.org. Best of luck on your journey to conceive

I hope you don’t mind me writing to tell you about my book.

I am coeditor of a new anthology on queer parenting, just released in the United States: And Baby Makes More: Known Donors, Queer Parents and Our Unexpected Families. As we say on our cover copy, it’s “a funny and occasionally heartbreaking collection of personal essays that offers an intimate and unprecedented look at the relative risks and unexpected rewards of queer, do-it-yourself baby-making. While in many cases these are stories of finding (or not) the “right” biological stuff for baby making, they are also stories that call on us to re-conceive of family beyond biology.”

We’ve been getting great reviews from the likes of Bay Windows (“And Baby Makes More is a thoughtful, funny, and poignant volume about the variety of ways we define families today.”), Mombian (“... the kind of rich explorations of LGBTQ parenting we need more of today”), The Dominion (“The stories in this collection are loud and inspiring examples of courage, creativity and love and queer parenting. ... This book succeeds in the most urgent of the game: creating a space for the stories to be heard.”) and the Gay & Lesbian Review (“... diverse, poignant, and sometimes very funny.... surprising, enlightening and mandatory reading for any lesbians or gay men thinking of embarking on adventures in the wild world of parenthood.”)

I hope the anthology might be of interest to you, and to your extended circles of family and friends. We’d very much appreciate it if you would pass on the word to anyone you think might enjoy the book, which is available online and at many independent and alternative bookstores. You can find more information as well at my blog: http://mamanongrata.com/?page_id=303.

All the best for a Happy Mother’s Day!
Susan Goldberg