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Others Like Me

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781408748336

Price: £22

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A deeply personal exploration of childless and childfree women in their own words.

Others Like Me is the story of fourteen women around the world, from different walks of life, who don’t have children. It’s also the story of why Nicole Louie had to find them and what they taught her. Part memoir, part exploration of childlessness through candid conversations, this book showcases the many ways in which people find fulfilment outside of parenthood. And because the social expectation to procreate weighs the most on women, Louie focuses solely on them, their experiences and how they flourish outside of motherhood. In doing so, she upends the stereotypes that diminish women who are not mothers and offers reassurance and companionship on a path less known.

Reviews

A distinctive, original book, Louie's approach to childless lives is thoughtful and empathetic. I couldn't get enough of her beautiful, lyrical prose and the care with which she holds other women's stories. While it doesn't shy away from some hard conversations, this book is ultimately uplifting.
Caroline Magennis, author of HARPY: A MANIFESTO FOR CHILDFREE WOMEN
What a unique addition to the genre exploring women without children! . . . With candour and self-reflection, Louie takes us on her journey to a deeper understanding of wanting a life that does not include motherhood. Beautifully crafted, this book shows us how inner work and learning from others leads to living assuredly in our truths.
Laura Carroll, author of THE BABY MATRIX
Deeply felt and deeply researched, books like this will help women decide what is right for them.
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of HARMLESS LIKE YOU
Written with vulnerability and authenticity, the highs and lows of Louie's childfree journey have the poignancy of a musical symphony. If childfree is the main theme here, then the complexity of familial relationships is the supporting theme . . . I have learned from Louie's grace, generosity and bravery. An empowering and comforting read for all women, regardless of their reproductive status.
Ali Hall, founder of the Childfree by Choice community
An important, beautiful, self-excavating memoir about female autonomy and joy found in childlessness, told with great tenderness.
Nuala O'Connor, author of SEABORNE
Digestible in length and fascinating in breadth . . . tender, emotive and quietly revelatory.
The Irish Times
These interviews are digestible in length and fascinating in breadth, adding depth and nuance to Louie's own story . . . Tender, emotive and quietly revelatory.
Irish Times