What I Thought I Knew: A Memoir
A personal and medical odyssey beyond anything most women would believe possible At age forty-four, Alice Eve Cohen was happy for the first time in years. After a difficult divorce, she was engaged to an inspiring man, joyfully raising her adopted daughter, and her career was blossoming. Alice... show more
A personal and medical odyssey beyond anything most women would believe possible At age forty-four, Alice Eve Cohen was happy for the first time in years. After a difficult divorce, she was engaged to an inspiring man, joyfully raising her adopted daughter, and her career was blossoming. Alice tells her fianc? that she's never been happier. And then the stomach pains begin. In her unflinchingly honest and ruefully witty voice, Alice nimbly carries us through her metamorphosis from a woman who has come to terms with infertility to one who struggles to love a heartbeat found in her womb - six months into a high-risk pregnancy. "What I Thought I Knew" is a page-turner filled with vivid characters, humor, 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. Timely and compelling, "What I Thought I Knew" will capture readers of memoirs such as "Eat, Pray, Love"; "The Glass Castle"; and "A Three Dog Life."
Publish date: July 9th 2009
Publisher: Viking Adult
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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This book is amazing! When I looked at it in the bookstore, I thought, "This looks frivolous but I must buy it." Then I stayed up late into the night reading the whole thing. It's the true story of a woman named Alice. She was 44 years old, infertile, and even if she could conceive a child she would...
A harrowing and beautiful story that touched me deeply.
ABSOLUTELY LOVE ITI adored this book! Once I started reading What I Thought I Knew, I couldn't put it down. This is one memoir that will stick with you and you will want to read about the next chapter of Alice Eve Cohen's life. I have just found out that she is working on another memoir so I can ...
I didn’t know much about this book before I read it, and I want others to go into it without knowing very much. This I will say: It’s a true story. It’s the story of discovering oneself pregnant very unexpectedly. It’s a ride. I would strongly urge others to read it if you like personal narratives....