Alice Eve Cohen’s memoir is honest, deeply moving, and at times humorous. At age 44, Alice is happy with the way her life is going. Divorced, she has found Mr. Right and is headed down the path to marriage. Her adopted daughter is thriving, and her career as a storyteller and performer is flourishing. What more could she want? She was settled into the life she wanted when suddenly she started experiencing mysterious symptoms. After a visit to her gynecologist, the doctor told her she was going through menopause. She had a hard belly and eventually after x-rays and months of other tests, she had a CAT scan. Her diagnosis was a shock. She was six months pregnant, was a DES daughter who would undoubtedly deliver her baby early, and she had no prenatal care up to now. She had been on medications and there was a possibility the baby would be born with problems.
How could she be pregnant? All these months the doctors had been telling her she was depressed, menopausal, anemic, preoccupied with the possibility of having cancer, and she was supposedly infertile. She was high risk and no doctor wanted to take her on as a patient because of the six months she had no prenatal care.
Alice considers all of her options, openly and honestly. She is genuine and straightforward and doesn’t hesitate to describe exactly how difficult it was for her to make the decision she did concerning her baby. It is hard to talk about her story without giving too much away so I will leave it here. It is a book you won’t want to put down. I recommend this as a five-star book.
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6 thoughts on “WHAT I THOUGHT I KNEW By Alice Eve Cohen”
It sounds like a great book that I will have to read!
I enjoyed it. It brings up a moral issue and how she dealt with it.
I’ve not heard of this one but it sounds like it deals with some unusual issues – great review!
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Yes, it does. Thanks for your comments.
this one sounds interesting Michelle
It is, and it brings up some tough issues.
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