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Rock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption

Rock Needs River A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption From a story first told in the popular New York Times parenting blog comes a funny touching memoir about a mother who welcomes than a new daughter into her home After two years of w

  • Title: Rock Needs River: A Memoir About a Very Open Adoption
  • Author: Vanessa McGrady
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  • Page: 248
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From a story first told in the popular New York Times parenting blog comes a funny, touching memoir about a mother who welcomes than a new daughter into her home

    After two years of waiting to adopt slogging through paperwork and bouncing between hope and despair a miracle finally happened for Vanessa McGrady Her sweet baby, Grace, was a dream come true Then Vaness

    From a story first told in the popular New York Times parenting blog comes a funny, touching memoir about a mother who welcomes than a new daughter into her home

    After two years of waiting to adopt slogging through paperwork and bouncing between hope and despair a miracle finally happened for Vanessa McGrady Her sweet baby, Grace, was a dream come true Then Vanessa made a highly uncommon gesture when Grace s biological parents became homeless, Vanessa invited them to stay.

    Without a blueprint for navigating the practical basics of an open adoption or any discussion of expectations or boundaries, the unusual living arrangement became a bottomless well of conflicting emotions and increasingly difficult decisions complicated by missed opportunities, regret, social chaos, and broken hearts.

    Written with wit, candor, and compassion, Rock Needs River is, ultimately, Vanessa s love letter to her daughter, one that illuminates the universal need for connection and the heroine s journey to find her tribe.

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    1. This book fails miserably at all the things it claims to be It perfectly fits my usual interests memoir adoption OPEN adoption I was so excited to see a book that fit my odd little reading niche so nicely, especially for free I dove into it, hoping it would be my first great read of the year It was not From the memoir perspective it s just not a good book It s vague and too quick in places it shouldn t be, and long and rambling in others It reads similarly to a teenage or early co This book fail [...]


    2. I m disappointed that this was my first completed read of the year I am glad that it was a free read via s Kindle First program because I cannot imagine wanting to spend money on this fluff piece The book blurb suggests a funny and witty story of a mother s 2 year wait to adopt and then the surprise twist of taking her baby s birth parents into her home when they end up homeless It takes FIVE CHAPTERS to actually get to the adoption part of the story those five chapters are an a I m disappointed [...]


    3. Entertaining at first but quickly turned into a narcissistic account of one woman s the author, perhaps Sexual encounters, work history and selfish desire to have a baby when obviously she wasn t meant to be a mother.I was disappointed that this story appeared to be the memoirs of a self applauding wannabe No real depth to this book.


    4. Oh, man, the author was so close to getting itand just never did I was aching for her to develop some sort of insight any sort of insight into why she felt and behaved as she did towards her daughter s bio parents.Instead, over and over again, I read confused complaints about how they disappointed her and very little acknowledgement that her expectations may have been unfair Very little awareness that it was presumptuous to impose her own standards on them, and that her position of [...]


    5. I came across this book as a free download from Prime I almost bailed just 20 pages in mostly due to swearing but decided to stick with it because it was describing a life and circumstances foreign to my own life and circumstances While somewhat interesting, I found the writing and pacing weak The author tries to be open and vulnerable, but her self analysis often swings towards justification and rationalization than true awareness Some of her life mottos are completely differe I came across thi [...]


    6. More about the author than the adoption very self absorbedI wish of the book had the upbeat, optimistic style of this example My parents taught me how to create a tribe Some of my blood related family is in my tribe, to be sure, but most of its members I ve picked up along the way, starting when I was four with my best friend, Lisa, who lived downstairs and who is closer to me today than any blood sister could be My tribe is hilarious and loyal and helpful and made up of fragile soul More about [...]


    7. This is the story of a woman growing into her heart With cozy candor that invites the reader to pour a tall glass of malbec, kick off her shoes and curl into the sofa, Vanessa McGrady shares her journey of choice and circumstance to becoming a mother One summer day, I was lolling around in the bath, and, inexplicably, with no apparent trigger, I wanted a baby I was nearing thirty I felt an allover tug in my body, a missing of someone I didn t know Every single cell in me ached The tears sta


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