Love Works Like This : Travels Through a Pregnant Year
Career-driven and independent-minded, Lauren Slater charts her progress through the complex months leading up to, and through, motherhood. Never less than candid, she begins with the process of her decision to have a child. The cons list is long and includes 'less time for friends', 'less time for work', 'less money' and 'Prozac (I'm on it)'. The pros had only one entry: 'Learn a new kind of love.' But what will that love look like? As a psychologist herself and also one of the first people to take Prozac, Slater brings in an unusual double point of view to bear on a familiar story. Not only does she chronicle the conflicting advice surrounding the use of Prozac and other antidepressants during pregnancy, but also captures just what the experience of pregnancy is like.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 124 x 192 x 16mm | 222.26g
- 05 Jan 2004
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
'A remarkable achievement ... as riveting an account of its subject as you could hope to find' Rachel Cusk, Evening Standard 'The memoir is a stumbling, tentative journey into foreign territory, written with heart-stopping candour. I found that I wanted to be with her every step of the way ... hugely compelling' Glasgow Herald
About Lauren Slater
Lauren Slater is the author of: WELCOME TO MY COUNTRY, PROZAC DIARY, and has written articles and contributed pieces to THE NEW YORK TIMES, HARPER'S, ELLE and NERVE. Her essays are widely anthologised and she is a frequent guest on US radio shows, including 'This American Life and 'The People's Pharmacy' on NPR.