The women in Polly Rosenwaike´s Look How Happy I´m Making You want to be mothers, or aren´t sure they want to be mothers, or--having recently given birth--are overwhelmed by what they´ve wrought. One woman struggling with infertility deals with the news that her sister is pregnant. Another, nervous about her biological clock, "forgets" to take her birth control while dating a younger man and must confront the possibility of becoming a single parent. Four motherless women who meet in a bar every Mother´s Day contend with their losses and what it would mean for one of them to have a child.
Clever, empathetic, and precisely observed, these stories offer rare, honest portrayals of pregnancy and new motherhood in a culture obsessed with women´s most intimate choices.