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Dating Big Bird (Paperback)

Author:  Laura Zigman
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0385333412
ISBN-13: 9780385333412
Sku: 30681349
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Pages:  256
Age Range:  NA
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Now in paperback, Zigmans second novel introduces Ellen Frank, a successful single career woman whose one desire--a child of her own--throws her into the desperate ranks of the reproductively challenged . *Author: Zigman, Laura *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 256 *Publication Date: 2001/02/06 *Language: English *Dimensions: 8.23 x 5.55 x 0.69 inches
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Thirty-five-year-old careerwoman Ellen Green wants a child, but her boyfriend Malcolm doesn't, so she is forced to consider the option of single motherhood, in a new novel by the best-selling author of Animal Husbandry.Thirty-five-year-old careerwoman Ellen Green wants a child, but her boyfriend Malcolm doesn't, so she is forced to consider the option of single motherhood, in a new novel by the best-selling author of Animal Husbandry. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.Ellen Franck isn't in love with Big Bird. After all, he's a big yellow Sesame Street character -- and she's an intelligent single woman with a fabulous job. On the other hand, Big Bird is looking like a better candidate for fatherhood every day: he's tall, affectionate, and steadily employed. And right now, for Ellen, thirty-five years old and dying to have a baby, almost any father will do.

In her hilarious and heartbreaking new novel, Laura Zigman, bestselling author of Animal Husbandry, explores what happens when the life we've chosen isn't that life we expected it to be. And at this point Ellen Franck is rethinking all her choices.

Mired in a relationship with a man who is better at brooding than breeding, sister to a woman who can't seem to stop having babies, and working under a boss who is about to have the baby shower of the decade, Ellen knows the path to motherhood is clear. All she has to do is leave her relationship, horrify her family, find an anonymous father, and become independently wealthy.

Piece of cake.
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Ellen is 35 and wants to have a baby, but her boyfriend is horrified by the prospect of fatherhood. She goes ahead and gets pregnant anyway, and the novel details her pregnancy with comic intensity, from morning sickness to amniocentesis.

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Kirkus Reviews
"Though Zigman's refusal to probe some of the deeper questions sometimes frustrates, her modern story of a woman on a baby quest is a worthy read, well told and funny." 03/01/2000

New York Times Book Review
"Zigman indulges tired female stereotypes....Ellen is undeniably likable, and she'd be fun to have drinks with. Unfortunately, her likability can't save her from becoming a caricature." - Lori Leibovich 04/09/2000

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Delta
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