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What I thought I knew: A Memoir

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"Darkly hilarious...an unexpected bundle of joy."
-O, The Oprah Magazine


Alice Cohen was happy for the first time in years. After a difficult divorce, she had a new love in her life, she was rais­ing a beloved adopted daughter, and her career was blossoming. Then she started experiencing mysterious symptoms. After months of tests, x-rays, and inconclusive diagnoses, Alice underwent a CAT scan that revealed the truth: she was six months pregnant.

At age forty-four, with no prenatal care and no insurance coverage for a high-risk pregnancy, Alice was besieged by opinions from doctors and friends about what was ethical, what was loving, what was right. With the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller, What I Thought I Knew is a ruefully funny, wickedly candid tale; a story of hope and renewal that turns all of the "knowns" upside down.
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-O, The Oprah Magazine


Alice Cohen was happy for the first time in years. After a difficult divorce, she had a new love in her life, she was rais­ing a beloved adopted daughter, and her career was blossoming. Then she started experiencing mysterious symptoms. After months of tests, x-rays, and inconclusive diagnoses, Alice underwent a CAT scan that revealed the truth: she was six months pregnant.

At age forty-four, with no prenatal care and no insurance coverage for a high-risk pregnancy, Alice was besieged by opinions from doctors and friends about what was ethical, what was loving, what was right. With the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller, What I Thought I Knew is a ruefully funny, wickedly candid tale; a story of hope and renewal that turns all of the "knowns" upside down.
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subject_facetBirth weight, Low -- United States -- Case studies
Cohen, Alice Eve
Cohen, Alice Eve -- Family
Fetal growth retardation -- United States -- Case studies
Jewish women -- United States -- Biography
Mother and child -- United States -- Case studies
Motherhood -- United States -- Case studies
Mothers and daughters -- United States -- Biography
Parents of children with disabilities -- United States -- Biography
Unwanted pregnancy -- United States -- Case studies
title_displayWhat I thought I knew
title_fullWhat I Thought I Knew A Memoir
What I thought I knew / Alice Eve Cohen
title_shortWhat I thought I knew
title_subA Memoir
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Birth weight, Low
Cohen, Alice Eve
Family
Family & Relationships
Fetal growth retardation
Health & Fitness
Jewish women
Mother and child
Motherhood
Mothers and daughters
Nonfiction
Parents of children with disabilities
Unwanted pregnancy