Blog Profile / La Vie Childfree


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Archived Since:August 28, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Talking Families of Two and The Baby Matrix on The Exchange Show

I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed on The Exchange Show. Host Dan Riley interviews “noteworthy people about their lives, ideas, and current events.”  Dan and I talked about how my book Families of Two came to be, an array of childfree topics and issues, my book, The Baby Matrix, the many ways we all are […]

Writer Anne Lamott On Mother's Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, this insightful piece from 2012 by writer Anne Lamott is sure worth the read. She explains why Mother’s Day “celebrates a huge lie about the value of women”: “I did not raise my son, Sam, to celebrate Mother’s Day. I didn’t want him to feel some obligation to buy me pricey lunches or flowers, […]

Wisdom of Salman Rushdie on Writing Memoirs

Ever thought about writing a memoir? A client of mine who is in the midst of writing a memoir passed on this insightful interview excerpt with Salman Rushdie at Emory University in 2011. He explains why the best of memoirs employ the novelistic technique. Check it out: He answers these questions: - Just like in novels, […]

Writing eBooks for Professional Purposes

Along with fiction and nonfiction pleasure reading, eBooks can serve as a powerful educational and marketing tool for all types of businesses. What’s one big challenge for many budding authors of eBooks? They have to learn to be writers. To those who aren’t writers, doing an eBook can feel like a daunting task. But it […]

The Latest in Happiness Studies: Go to the Library!

With all the happiness studies out there (for example, recall the all the hubbub about who’s happier, parents or the childfree?), here’s a new one related to book lovers – more specifically library goers. Check this out. NPR Books News by Annalisa Quinn has an interesting blurb today titled, “Happiness Study Says Library Trips Are […]

Review of Stuffocation: How We’ve Had Enough of Stuff and Why You Need Experience More than Ever

By Kendall Hanson Some book titles just call out to your current situation. You can’t help but pick them up and read. Stuffocation by James Wallman is such a book. If you’ve recently cleaned out your closet, or jammed a hundred toys into a chest, or could no longer fit your car in the garage, […]

Review of Believe It, You Know an Atheist

By Adam Pober J. David Core sets out to write a book to fill a specific niche: a guide for the religious to understand the atheist in their lives. His book, Believe It, You Know an Atheist, does an admirable job with a difficult subject. Most current positive books on atheism aim to offer personal […]

Delving into Overpopulation Issues

As many of you may know, I am currently working on a book about overpopulation. Boy, am I learning a lot. Check out this graphic above on population growth in the United States. Fast growth, right? You got it. But the birth rates are low in our country, so there is nothing really to worry […]

The Different Faces of Editing

Editing means going through a document and catching and correcting errors, right? Wrong. Editor extraordinaire Renni Brown (she has been editing for 50 years) does a great breakdown of the three different kinds of editing:  Developmental Editing This is “big picture” editing. In nonfiction it means getting editorial feedback regarding “the impact of its content, its […]

Overpopulation: Check out this Excellent Documentary in the Making

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for the upcoming documentary by Anchored Minds Productions: Sense & Sustainability. Written and directed by Michael and Amanda Connolly, this is going to be one great film about overpopulation. Here is the synopsis: In the words of Michael and Amanda: In the feature-length documentary Sense and Sustainability […]

Baby Steps: To Have Kids or Not Have Kids, That is the Question

Last year a lovely woman named Mara Altman contacted me and asked if I would be willing to talk with her about my book, The Baby Matrix. She is a freelance writer, and has published best-selling Kindle Singles. One  of them, Thanks for Coming, “follows her on an adventure to find her orgasm,” was translated […]

Looking for Nonfiction Book Reviewers!

I receive lots of requests to review author’s nonfiction books, and/or to be added to the LiveTrue Collection. I have a backlog and need reviewers! You get the by line and cash. Here are just three books I have in my queue: The first one is Believe It: You Know an Atheist. Here is a […]

Would the Solution to Overpopulation in Inferno by Dan Brown Really Work?

I recently made the acquaintance of population expert Kurt Dahl.  He has written an interesting essay about Dan Brown’s book, Inferno. While a novel, it deals with the very real issue of overpopulation. In the book Brown has an ”antagonist execute a specific solution to the overpopulation problem, but what Dahl wanted to know was if […]

Rockin the Life Unexpected by Jody Day

I’m working on my 2014 reading list! Since the release of my book Families of Two over a decade ago, I have talked with thousands of childfree people. I have also talked with many others who are in the midst of the parenthood decision, and those who are childless – those who want children but […]

Wondrous Ways the World Connects People

I am lucky- I love my work. In addition to writing nonfiction books, I help organizations and individuals achieve their professional communications goals. This takes the form of everything from editing eBooks, business plans, to writing...Show More Summary

The Elephant in the Room in The Sixth Extinction

I so looked forward to reading Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction. But in the end, I sat feeling like there was a “big elephant in the room,” as the saying goes – in this case, it would be elephant in the pages….Kathyrn Schultz’s review on vulture.com articulately picks up these feelings. Schultz writes: …she makes a page-turner […]

Talking The Baby Matrix With the East Bay Childfree Meetup Group

Last night I had the pleasure of joining members of the East Bay Childfree-by-Choice Meetup to talk about my book, The Baby Matrix. It was a stimulating discussion, and sparked a great idea to pursue that supports action towards a post-pronatal society. First, a few highlights of the discussion. We started of with each person […]

Do You Have a Nonfiction Book in You?

Thinking of writing a nonfiction book? I recently ran across some tips by Nina Amir, an “Inspiration-to-Creation Coach” that are well worth thinking about. Here are seven with a bit of my twist and take. 1. What Exactly will your book be about and why would someone want to read (Buy) it Even before you start writing, think […]

Nod to Black History Month: Great African American Nonfiction Books

This month being Black History Month, I’ve been perusing some great African American nonfiction. Before I list some books to check out, do you know how Black History Month started? Check it out. From history.com: The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, […]

The Childfree and Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! I re-post this each year, because this day brings to mind one of the many bennies of being childfree–because the childfree don’t have kids, they have more time to devote to their relationships. As a result, like this bellaonline talks about in a Valentine’s Day article, when Valentine’s Day rolls around, my […]

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