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Motherhood memoirs worth checking out

Here are a few more new memoirs about motherhood.

Baby Steps: Having the Child I Always Wanted (Just Not as I Expected) (Lifelong/Da Capo) by Elisabeth Rohm is a recounting by the actor (Law & Order, The Client List) of her struggles with infertility — a subject she found was taboo in Hollywood — that finally ended when she conceived her daughter, now 4, through in vitro fertilization.

My Daughter, Myself: An Unexpected Journey (Greenpoint Press) by Linda Wolfe, a journalist, novelist and longtime contributing editor of New York magazine, is the powerful story of how her relationship with her daughter changed when Jessica had a near-fatal stroke at age 38.

Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me (Knopf) by Patricia Volk, author of the memoir Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family, wonderfully weaves together Volk's memories of her glamorous, difficult mother and her girlhood obsession with the outrageous haute couture designer Elsa Schiaparelli.

Colette Bancroft, Times book editor

Motherhood memoirs worth checking out 05/11/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 6:23pm]
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