Seattle writer (and Elliott Bay bookselling alum) Angela Garbes’ book, Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy (Harper), is out in paperback and the issues she covers in this insightful, thoughtful and absorbing book remain as timely as ever (and her article, “The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am,” retains the record at The Stranger for most viewed and shared). She has appeared at a variety of venues around the city, on Fresh Air with Terry Gross and in the New York Times new Parenting blog. If you have questions about why “breast is best,” how the placenta functions and what’s really going on during pregnancy, please join us today for a relaxed, Sunday afternoon talk and Q&A.
“Like a Mother is a deeply-researched history of human reproduction; it is a jewel-bright memoir; it is hard science beautifully translated; it is funny; it is intersectional; it will crack you open and fill you with awe. Required reading for mothers, and double-required for everyone else.” —Lindy West.