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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Too pretty to procreate
Marilyn Monroe. The woman who put the Happy in Happy Birthday, the Mister in Mr. President, the Bomb in Blonde Bombshell.

Pattie Boyd. The Mod in Model. The Lay in Layla. The movement in Something.

Brooke Shields. The Nothing in what comes between me and my Calvins.

Three decades of iconic women, gorgeous women, legendary women. Infertile women.

Brooke eventually triumphed with IVF.

Marilyn died too young to have seen the whole thing through — her life or a child's.  

Pattie still Something. Timeless in her own right, transcendent with or without meditation or a parental badge of continuity.

As I note in Infertility Sucks! Keeping it all together when sperm and egg stubbornly remain apart, Darwin had it right. Some of us have simply evolved to the max. It just can't get any better. Take a look at Marilyn, Pattie, Brooke. Not much room for a reno. Fully evolved. Iconic. Ironic. Eyeful towers.

Too pretty to procreate.
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Word on the web: 

"Very funny, brutally honest, on the mark and well written, Barna gave the world a gift when she wrote this book!"

"I have found this book to be very helpful in supporting and dealing with the emotions of my spouse as we go through our IVF journey. The book really helped me understand the delicate emotions of someone experiencing infertility and how comments like "relax", "stop worrying about it", etc. actually do more harm than help. As a result, I am much more supportive in this IVF cycles than I have been in other cycles because I changed the focus of my comments and have avoided saying the wrong thing." 

"I would recommend this book to anyone who is having difficulties getting pregnant, starting treatment, or have been through treatments to read this book. It really helped me. My husband and I went through 1 1/2 years of treatment before taking a break to get back our lives. When we decided to start back TTC after a year of nothing I bought this book and read it cover to cover in one day. It gave me the emotional strength to start over again. We are still in the process but whenever I feel down on myself I just pick the book up (which I keep next to my bed!) and read a few pages it helps me to focus and get my head back to being me and not about the problems! It helped me laugh at the treatments, my husband, and myself again!" 

"A truly excellent book. It is funny, sad, deep, and very touching."




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All best,
Beverly Barna