1.16.2007

Book Review: Baby Proof



Baby Proof by Emily Giffin

This is the third novel from Something Borrowed author Giffin, and features another jet-setter from New York City. Claudia and Ben met on a blind date, fell in love and married, all with the understanding that they didn't want to have children.

Until Ben changes his mind.

Claudia struggles with her maternal instincts, her relationship with Ben, and her own decisions on what is best for her life. I sympathized so much with the character (as someone who does NOT want children, and hates being chastised and looked down upon for not wanting to be a mother, and understanding my own maternal limitations), and with the struggles she endured in the course of the novel.

Sensitive, well written and touching on a taboo topic, I truly enjoyed this title.

Note: I listened to the audio edition, narrated by Cynthia Nixon, who did a fine job in narrating this novel.

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