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 ababy-maniaa that is plaguing modern society, says Maier, itas 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 avicious 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 achild-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: acYou will lose touch with your friends acYour sex life will be over acChildren cost a fortune acChild-rearing is endless drudgery acVacations will be nightmares acYouall lose your identity and become just amoma or adada acYour children will become mindless drones of capitalism acThe planetas already overcrowded acYour children will inevitably disappoint you From the Trade Paperback edition.Reasons to avoid having kids: acYou will lose touch with your friends acYour sex life will be over acChildren cost a fortune acChild-rearing is endless drudgery acVacations will be nightmares acYouall lose your identity and become ...
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