No Kids

No Kids

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The shocking treatise that was a bestselling international media sensation upon its 2007 publication in France now makes its eagerly anticipated English-language debut. A mother of two herself, Maier makes her deadly serious, if at times laugh-out-loud-funny, argument with all the unbridled force of her famously wicked intellect. In forty to-the-point, impressively erudite chapters drawing on the realms of history, child psychology, politics, and the environment, Maier effortlessly skewers the idealized notion of parenthood as a natural and beautiful endeavour. Enough with this a€œbaby-maniaa€ that is plaguing modern society, says Maier, ita€™s nothing but brainwashing. Are you prepared to give up your free time, dinners with friends, spontaneous romantic getaways, and even the luxury of uninterrupted thought for the a€œvicious little dwarvesa€ that will treat you like their servant, cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars, and end up resenting you? Speaking to the still a€œchild-freea€, to fellow suffering parents, and to adamant procreationists alike, No Kids is a controversial, thought-provoking, and undeniably entertaining read. Reasons to avoid having kids: a€cYou will lose touch with your friends a€cYour sex life will be over a€cChildren cost a fortune a€cChild-rearing is endless drudgery a€cVacations will be nightmares a€cYoua€™ll lose your identity and become just a€œmoma€ or a€œdada€ a€cYour children will become mindless drones of capitalism a€cThe planeta€™s already overcrowded a€cYour children will inevitably disappoint you From the Trade Paperback edition.Reasons to avoid having kids: a€cYou will lose touch with your friends a€cYour sex life will be over a€cChildren cost a fortune a€cChild-rearing is endless drudgery a€cVacations will be nightmares a€cYoua€™ll lose your identity and become ...


Title:No Kids
Author:Corinne Maier
Publisher:Emblem Editions - 2009-08-04
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