Selfish, shallow, and self-absorbed

sixteen writers on the decision not to have kids

282 pages

English language

Published Jan. 18, 2015

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Personal stories and different perspectives

5 stars

It was nice to read thoughts on the topic from people of various ages and sexual preferences, males and females. I find it’s hard to have an open conversation about this topic nowadays. The essays are very personal and honest bringing diverse perspectives. I'm glad these voices are out there debunking the prejudice that childless people (especially women) are selfish or that there is something wrong with them. Being a woman who decided at an early age to not pursue motherhood, this was a refreshing read for me.


  • Parenthood
  • Moral and ethical aspects
  • Childfree choice
  • Psychological aspects