I can officially add Emily Giffin as one of my favorite chick lit writers because I really enjoyed the book Baby Proof :thumbsup: I was hesitant to read a book about a woman choosing staying childfree over her marriage that was written by a woman who was married with two children. I decided that A. I was too curious not to read it and B. just because she has children doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t mean she doesnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t understand the feeling of childfree.
Since I adored her first novel Something Borrowed I immediately wanted to check out any other books she wrote. I have been disappointed several times by authors thinking IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d love any book they wrote (cough) The Other Woman (cough) but Ms. Giffin continues to impress me.
One of the best things about Ben when Claudia was on her first date with him was that he too didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t want children. To her complete despair after they got married he changed his mind and wanted to have a baby wit her. At that point their marriage fell apart and they went their separate ways.
As Claudia continues to live her childfree life without Ben she begins to question everything and wonder how far sheÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s willing to go for love. She has her strong beliefs but what good are they without the only man she loves?
I thought this book was a delight and IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m not sure IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ve ever related to another character as much as I did with Claudia. All the reasons she didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t want to have children and the few reasons that made having a baby seem pretty wonderful. I swear I was nodding my head through the whole thing in agreement.
I was worried about how the book would end but it was wrapped up nearly perfectly. My only problem (not sure if itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s even a problem) was her wavering feelings. I would love to see a character hold firm onto her childfree conviction and stay strong until the end. I would still highly recommend this book :thumbsup: