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Mira Ptacin

Guided by the narrative of her mother's tragic loss of a son years earlier, Mira Ptacin confronts an unexpected pregnancy with a child who has no chance of survival outside the womb. At age twenty-eight, Mira Ptacin discovered she was pregnant. Though it was unplanned, she soon embraced the pregnancy and became engaged to Andrew, the father. But five months later, an ultrasound revealed birth defects that would give the child no chance of survival outside the womb. Mira was given three options: terminate her pregnancy, induce early delivery, or wait and inevitably miscarry. Her story is woven together with the story of Mira's mother, who immigrated from Poland (also at the age of twenty-eight) and adopted a son, Julian. Julian would die tragically, bringing her a similar, unimaginable grief. Gorgeous, heartfelt first book by an award-winning essayist and Guernicacontributor. An earnest and direct discussion of women's reproductive rights from a personal angle, rather than a political one. Author has a robust social presence on Facebook and Twitter and has written for The Atlantic, New York Magazine, McSweeney's, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, and more. Praise for Poor Your Soul "Beautiful, beautiful." --Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist "I defy anyone to read this and still believe pols have any right involving themselves in women's reproductive lives." --Martha Plimpton, Emmy and Tony-nominated actress and pro-choice activist "Vivacity of spirit, pungency and accuracy of observation, and a sharp, disabused, but nevertheless empathetic consciousness permeate her pages. Mira Ptacin soothes us, but she also, always, surprises." --Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry Mira Ptacin is a creative nonfiction and children's book author and New York Times bestselling ghostwriter whose work has appeared in Guernica, NPR, New York Magazine, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The National Book Foundation, The Morning News, The Rumpus, and more. She leads the creative nonfiction writing program at the Salt In

Guided by the narrative of her mother's tragic loss of a son years earlier, Mira Ptacin confronts an unexpected pregnancy with a child who has no chance of survival outside the womb. At age twenty-eight, Mira Ptacin discovered she was pregnant. Though it was unplanned, she soon embraced the pregnancy and became engaged to Andrew, the father. But five months later, an ultrasound revealed birth defects that would give the child no chance of survival outside the womb. Mira was given three options: terminate her pregnancy, induce early delivery, or wait and inevitably miscarry. Her story is woven together with the story of Mira's mother, who immigrated from Poland (also at the age of twenty-eight) and adopted a son, Julian. Julian would die tragically, bringing her a similar, unimaginable grief. Gorgeous, heartfelt first book by an award-winning essayist and Guernicacontributor. An earnest and direct discussion of women's reproductive rights from a personal angle, rather than a political one. Author has a robust social presence on Facebook and Twitter and has written for The Atlantic, New York Magazine, McSweeney's, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, and more. Praise for Poor Your Soul "Beautiful, beautiful." --Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist "I defy anyone to read this and still believe pols have any right involving themselves in women's reproductive lives." --Martha Plimpton, Emmy and Tony-nominated actress and pro-choice activist "Vivacity of spirit, pungency and accuracy of observation, and a sharp, disabused, but nevertheless empathetic consciousness permeate her pages. Mira Ptacin soothes us, but she also, always, surprises." --Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry Mira Ptacin is a creative nonfiction and children's book author and New York Times bestselling ghostwriter whose work has appeared in Guernica, NPR, New York Magazine, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The National Book Foundation, The Morning News, The Rumpus, and more. She leads the creative nonfiction writing program at the Salt In
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Guided by the narrative of her mother's tragic loss of a son years earlier, Mira Ptacin confronts an unexpected pregnancy with a child who has no chance of survival outside the womb. At age twenty-eight, Mira Ptacin discovered she was pregnant. Though it was unplanned, she soon embraced the pregnancy and became engaged to Andrew, the father. But five months later, an ultrasound revealed birth defects that would give the child no chance of survival outside the womb. Mira was given three options: terminate her pregnancy, induce early delivery, or wait and inevitably miscarry. Her story is woven together with the story of Mira's mother, who immigrated from Poland (also at the age of twenty-eight) and adopted a son, Julian. Julian would die tragically, bringing her a similar, unimaginable grief. Gorgeous, heartfelt first book by an award-winning essayist and Guernicacontributor. An earnest and direct discussion of women's reproductive rights from a personal angle, rather than a political one. Author has a robust social presence on Facebook and Twitter and has written for The Atlantic, New York Magazine, McSweeney's, Poets & Writers, The Rumpus, and more. Praise for Poor Your Soul "Beautiful, beautiful." --Roxane Gay, author of Bad Feminist "I defy anyone to read this and still believe pols have any right involving themselves in women's reproductive lives." --Martha Plimpton, Emmy and Tony-nominated actress and pro-choice activist "Vivacity of spirit, pungency and accuracy of observation, and a sharp, disabused, but nevertheless empathetic consciousness permeate her pages. Mira Ptacin soothes us, but she also, always, surprises." --Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry Mira Ptacin is a creative nonfiction and children's book author and New York Times bestselling ghostwriter whose work has appeared in Guernica, NPR, New York Magazine, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The National Book Foundation, The Morning News, The Rumpus, and more. She leads the creative nonfiction writing program at the Salt In

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kyra Miller

Length:

9h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

26:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:48


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:05


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

45:40


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

31:21


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

40:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

32:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

49:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

35:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:30