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The Three of Us: A New Life in New York

Coles, Joanna

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ISBN 10: 0312266677 / ISBN 13: 9780312266677
Editorial: St. Martin's Press, 2000
Usado Condición: Very Good/Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Coles and Godwin, both accomplished writers, offer insightful and amusing a lternating first-person accounts of the nine-month period of awaiting paren thood. What makes their account especially appealing is the running comment ary on life in New York, viewed from the perspective of two Brits. Godwin s tarts off dealing with a cancer scare that has provoked writer's block, and then Coles faces the prospect of pregnancy at age 36, when she's just gott en settled as a correspondent for a British newspaper. Early on, in search of a gynecologist, Coles observes that primary-care physicians are dedicate d to preventing patients from seeing specialists and thereby saving the HMO some money. Godwin is fearful that Coles will use pregnancy "as an all-pur pose excuse for bad behaviour," even as he scouts for "digestives known as graham crackers" to ease morning sickness. They comment on "voicemail hell, " California king-sized mattresses, and the American obsession with pills f or every tick, twitch, and pain. Their British humor and perspective provid e refreshing insights into pregnancy and American culture. N° de ref. de la librería RWARE0000007948

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Título: The Three of Us: A New Life in New York

Editorial: St. Martin's Press

Año de publicación: 2000

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good/Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition.

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There are guides to every aspect and every angle of parenthood-from prenatal to post-college-yet none tells us what couples really and truly feel once confronted with the awesome power of Nature's Course. The Three of Us does.

Seasoned travelers, successful professionals, Joanna Coles and Peter Godwin arrived in Manhattan ready to make it their oyster-she to be the New York correspondent for a major British newspaper, he to pursue his prize-winning career as a writer and journalist. Of course they were self-absorbed; why come to New York, if not to explore every avenue of self-interest? The news that Joanna is pregnant, however, causes a massive shift in paradigm. Suddenly they are launched unsteadily but irrevocably toward an altogether new New World.

Like a series of mental ultrasounds, The Three of Us consists of alternating diary entries in which, day by day and month by month, Peter and Joanna navigate the uncharted waters of impending parenthood. There is much to discuss-the pros and cons of raising a child in a neighborhood frequented by transvestite prostitutes, for example-yet their reactions are not always on the same page; male and female panic about the Joyous Event, as we learn, can differ sharply. But every parent-to-be, every parent-that-is, will recognize and rejoice in the wonderful, terrible, and sometimes hilarious anxieties that attend the building of a nest. The Three of Us is a candid, refreshing, and reaffirming memoir about coming to terms with a new life.

About the Author:

Joanna Coles is the New York correspondent for the London Times. This is her first book. Peter Godwin is the author of Mukiwa, A White Boy in Africa, which won the George Orwell Prize, and writes forNewsweek, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine. They live in New York with their son, Thomas.

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