Thursday, September 17, 2009

Feedback from a Participant and Reader

Linda is one of the 171 people who participated in the Childless by Choice Project survey, which is one of the ways I collected comtemporary data for Two is Enough. I ran a book giveaway contest for all my participants and she was one of the winners and one of the first people to read Two is Enough hot of the press.

She emailed me with this kind note:

I received my free copy this past Friday in the mail, and literally read it right away, all the way through. Thanks for getting it out to me so soon.

BTW, I probably took your survey in my late 40s; I'm now almost 53 and still do not regret not having had children. We've been married 30 years, and I get angry with people who say (as someone in your book quoted...actually, YOU and maybe others), "Why get married if you don't want to have kids?" What an inane question!

I really enjoyed the whole book--your writing style, and the way you broke it down into sections/chapters that made sense. Congratulations!


Liliana said...

I think that for me life is better and much more fullfiling, in fact fantastic without having kids!By not having kids means a much better love life and much cheaper!!!!:)

Laura Scott said...

In these tough economic times, I'm so relieved to be employed and living within our means. I can't imagine what it is like to choose between a mortgage payment and food and clothing for your kids.