Solo theater artist Alice Eve Cohen knew that childbearing was simply impossible – her own mother had taken DES, and Alice had a deformed uterus, among other disqualifiers. So when what doctors misdiagnosed as a tumor turned out to be a 6-month fetus, the 44-year-old Alice had to wrestle with clueless specialists, cavalier insurance companies, and her own no-see-um maternal instincts.
Her darkly hilarious memoir, What I Thought I Knew is a page-turner filled with vivid characters, and many surprises and twists of fate.
With the suspense of a thriller and the intimacy of a diary, Cohen describes her unexpected journey through doubt, a broken medical system, and the hotly contested terrain of motherhood and family in today’s society.
Be aware that this book is not for the faint of heart. It definitely tackles some difficult issues.
More information and related post
- Read reviews on Amazon – Read Chapter 1.
- My Summer Reading Special: A Conversation with Alice Eve Cohen.
- Website – Fecebook Page – YouTube.
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