Tanya Selvaratnam, author of The Big Lie: Motherhood, Feminism, and the Reality of the Biological Clock will join us live Monday on AM Northwest. Tanya has a book signing and lecture Sunday, February 09 at 7:30 pm at Powell's City of Books on Burnside in Portland.
The Big Lie is a candid assessment of the pros and cons of delayed motherhood. Part personal account, part manifesto, Tanya Selvaratnam describes her emotional journey through multiple miscarriages after the age of 37. Her doctor told her she still "had time," but Selvaratnam found little reliable and often conflicting information about a mature woman's biological ability (or inability) to conceive. Through in-depth reporting and her own experience, Selvaratnam urges more widespread education and open discussion about delayed motherhood. The result is a book full of valuable information that will enable women to make smarter choices about their reproductive futures and to strike a more realistic balance between science, society, and personal goals.