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Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No ~ Author Talk & Discussion with Kate Kaufmann

Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Without children of our own, women and men face different opportunities and challenges than parents do. Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No offers engaging facts and frank insights about work life, friendships, family, and the unique ways we can create our legacies. Non-parents, parents, and those who are yet unsure are welcome.

A savvy and validating guide to what might be in store for growing numbers of childfree and childless adults worldwide, Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No takes on topics from the shifting meaning of family to what we leave behind when we die. Weaving together wisdom from women ages twenty-four to ninety-one with both her own story and a growing body of research, Kate brings to light alternate routes to lives of meaning, connection, and joy.

"Supported by extensive factual material and fascinating personal anecdotes, this engaging work provides thorough insight into the varied and fruitful lives of non-moms."
Library Journal

“A wide-ranging look at life for women who never have children… perceptive and informative … Ultimately, this supportive volume serves as a plea to respect the diversity of human experience.”
Kirkus Reviews

Kate Kaufmann has advocated for better understanding of the childless/childfree demographic in classrooms, on panels, and before professional groups, among them AARP, the University of Dayton, and the Oregon Community Foundation. She has an MFA in creative writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and professional background in corporate staffing, training, and consulting. Her writing has appeared most recently on GirlTalk HQ, Conscious Connection, and the Washington Post.