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URL :http://lauracarroll.com/
Filed Under:Lifestyle Choices / Child-Free
Posts on Regator:265
Posts / Week:1.5
Archived Since:August 28, 2011

Blog Post Archive

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 […]

Why Quiet by Susan Cain is Still on Best Seller Lists

As you might imagine, I track the nonfiction best seller lists. In last Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle I noticed Susan Cain’s book, Quiet, is still on it. It came out in 2012, got great publicity and was very well-received indeed, but I got to thinking why else might it continue to sell? There are likely many reasons, […]

New Book Looks at Modern Day Parenthood

In 2010, New York Magazine writer Jennifer Senior’s feature article, “All Joy and No Fun: Why Parents Hate Parenting” created quite the buzz. Now hot off the press is her book, All Joy & No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood.  In her recent interview with NPR’s Terri Gross, she talks about how our society […]

Signs of Positive Change Indie Book Reviews

As Suw Charman-Anderson wrote in her article, “New York Times Reviews Self-Published Book” on Forbes.com, “If there’s one thing every self-published author yearns for, it’s to be reviewed alongside traditionally published books. ” While she goes on to say that “for most that’s a dream that is unlikely to come true,” that just may be […]

Stepping Back on "Looking Down On" Rants

In case you have not seen it, Amy Glass’ post on Thought Catalog had the digital waves smoking this week. Her post, “I Look Down on Young Women With Husbands And Kids and I’m Not Sorry” got Chris Jeub going to the point where he took on the whole childfree movement with his post, “We […]

The Parenthood Decision: Two Books Standing the Test of Time

The LiveTrue book collection comprises some of the best nonfiction books that relate to living a life that’s true to oneself, others and our world.  One big area of living true involves the biggest decision we will make – whether to become parents. There are a good  number of books out there that help people make […]

Call for LiveTrue Book Reviews!

This year one of my goals is to continue to build my LiveTrue book collection. What is the LiveTrue Bookstore? I started it a couple of years ago, and is an ever growing collection of great nonfiction books that relates to one special theme: living true to oneself, others and our world. It’s great nonfiction for […]

Tell Your Story and Get a Free Copy of The Baby Matrix!

I have recently had the pleasure of being contacted by the founder of a new blog, Childfree Indian, who gets the many negative impacts pronatalism has on our world. To kick off the blog discussions, there is a cool offer-tell your story of being pressured to have kids and you get a free copy of […]

Weighing In on Kids-No Kids Happiness Research

Hot off the research press are the results of two studies came out to add to the collection of research on who’s happiest — parents or those with no children. One was sponsored by Open University in Great Britain, and was based on an online survey of about 4500 respondents. The media has had a field day with it, […]

On the Book, Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin: A Memoir

My favorite cyberspace sleuth who often gives me tips on articles to check out recently sent me some good words about Nicole Hardy’s recent book, Confessions of a Latter-day Virgin. I asked if  she’d write her take on the book for posting here, and she graciously accepted. She sums it up as, “A funny and […]

My Interview at TheNotMom

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by the awesome women at TheNotMom. President and Executive Editor Karen Malone Wright started her website in 2011 that “embraces all women without children, including their diverse life stories about ‘how’ and ‘why.’ ” Here’s some of my story: Tell me about yourself, your blog, and your writing career. […]

Thinking Like a Literary Vendor

Writer and historian Elizabeth Abbott recently posted some good tips for going about nonfiction book projects. Two of them often happen together and the third, which speaks to proposal development, goes beyond that – Let me explain. Abbott’s two tips that go together are “begin with an idea” and “develop a thesis.”  Your book idea needs […]

Want to Write an eBook in 2014?

Thinking of writing your first eBook this year? These days, many people think that writing an eBook is much easier than a traditional book. Not so…  An eBook can be shorter than a traditional book, but not necessarily so.  Even if it is shorter, it has to be tighter.  Streamlining content to be as tight […]

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