Alexandra Collier | Paperback | March 2023
Written with warmth, intelligence and humour, Alexandra Collier's inspiring memoir takes us on the wild ride of becoming a mother on your own terms.
'An inspiring and necessary book that challenges the narratives we set for our lives and reveals the beauty beyond them' CLEMENTINE FORD
Alexandra Collier was a writer living in a light-filled Brooklyn brownstone in New York with the man she loved. But when she woke up to a ravenous hunger to have a baby that her partner didn't share, her life took a sharp turn.
She found herself back in Melbourne at 37, single, heartbroken and living with her parents.
Ally began dating with dedication, with sometimes hilarious and often soul-crushing results. Like many 30-something single women, though, she found that her reproductive timeline was rapidly outpacing her romantic life. So she began to explore a controversial option: conceiving a baby with donor sperm.
Insightful, moving and relatable, this is an uplifting memoir about taking hold of your own future.
'Bravely rewrites the script about how to make a family' GINA RUSHTON, Author of The Most Important Job in the World
'An important story, fantastically told' CELIA PACQUOLA
'Powerful, singular story I rejoiced in reading. Finally, here is a story about a woman who has created her own happily ever after, without submitting to traditional forms of family-building. Collier writes movingly of the judgement single women face in society. Necessary, immersive read.' JESSIE TU
'A vibrant story about gaining agency through motherhood that challenges the status quo of the traditional family' NICOLA REDHOUSE