CHILDFREE BY CHOICE: Survey Says!

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Reviews of Childfree by Choice: The Movement Redefining Family and Creating a New Age of Independence are rolling in, and we’re pleased as punch to see that folks are enjoying the book!

Freelance reviewer Terri Schlichenmeyer (AKA The Bookworm Sez) wrote a lovely review that has been syndicated to a number of papers. She said the book “methodically shows that choosing not to be a parent is normal and quite common, and the numbers of childfree Americans are growing” and that “it’s a book that’ll make the childfree feel like bobblehead dolls nod-nod-nodding in recognition.”

In another review, Allen Adams of The Maine Edge notes that in the book Amy finds “ways to not only validate the childfree choice, but to deconstruct the ideology behind it as well. It is a sharp, informative read, one that will undoubtedly spur conversation and provoke thought.” He also notes that “at no point does this book degrade or disrespect parenthood. It is treated as a worthy and noble choice, but one that is just that – a choice.”

In addition to these reviews, the usual suspects — Kirkus, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, to name a few — have offered their take on the book as well, calling it “An illuminating read sympathetic to both nonparents and parents alike,” “a thoroughly researched and illuminating survey of a subject that deserves further exploration,” and “a well-reasoned, evidence-based study of people who choose not to have children.”

As a couple who has spent years working to bust myths about the childfree choice and childfree people, we couldn’t be more delighted to feel seen and heard! As for ourselves, we celebrated the June 11 book release with a fun Sip & Sign event, followed by an amazing pairing dinner made just for the book’s release! More on that soon but, for now, we’ll leave you with a sneak peak of the two of us enjoying the incredible meal and company of that evening.

Cheers to being childfree!

Lance & Amy Blackstone celebrating the release of CHILDFREE BY CHOICE at Novio’s Bistro in Bangor, Maine on June 11, 2019. Cheers to being childfree!

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