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Baby Proof

Emily Giffin; Read by Christine Marshall

Macmillan Audio

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First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes...a baby carriage? Isn't that what all women want? Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child-free marriage. Then the unexpected occurs: one of them has a change of heart. One of them wants children after all. This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things. It's about feeling that your life is set and then realizing that nothing is as you thought it was--and that there is no possible compromise. It's about deciding what is most important in life, and taking chances to get it. But most of all, it's about the things we will do--and won't do--for love.

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BABY PROOF (Chapter One)

I never wanted to be a mother. Even when I was a little girl, playing dolls with my two sisters, I assumed the role of the good Aunt Claudia. I would bathe and diaper and cradle their plastic babies and then be on my way, on to more exciting pursuits in the backyard or basement. Grown-ups called my position on motherhood "cute"--flashing me that same knowing smile they give little boys who insist that all girls have cooties. To them, I was just a spunky tomboy who would someday fall in love and fall in line.

Those grown-ups turned out to be partially right. I did

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  • Baby Proof by Emily Giffin--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Emily Giffin's novel Baby Proof, read by actress Cynthia Nixon. First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes...a baby carriage? Isn't that what all women want? Not so for Claudia Parr. And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben. Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child-free marriage.

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"The youthful voice of Cynthia Nixon, an Emmy winner for her role in Sex and the City, effortlessly conveys complex emotions. Her character voices are easy to follow. Because the themes invite discussion, this is a 'chick' book that both hens and roosters might enjoy together."--The Dallas Morning News
 
"Smart, snappy chicklit that's sure to provoke discussion."--People

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  • Emily Giffin; Read by Christine Marshall

  • Emily Giffin is the New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed and Something Blue. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two young sons.
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Baby Proof

Emily Giffin; Read by Christine Marshall

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