Giveaway: Win Jessica Valenti’s Book Why Have Kids? AND The New Amazon Kindle Fire HD!

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We recently discussed Jessica Valenti‘s new book, Why Have Kids? here on Mommyish. As editor Koa Beck wrote, the book is:

“Keenly divided into “truth” and “lies,” Valenti’s book complicates some of the supposed cornerstones of contemporary motherhood, from a mother’s intuition to upholding the sanctity of stay-at-home moms. A parallel meditation on modern motherhood, with both her own traumatic emergency c-section after a preeclampsia diagnosis and a look into American parents’ dwindling happiness, Why Have Kids? pairs the personal with the political. New mother Valenti exposes the tired Mommy Wars for exactly what they are — a hoax narrative — by delving into the real problems our contemporary families face such as no paid maternity leave, archaic workplace policies, and the lack of societal support that families have had in the past. While analyzing the sensationalistic tactic by which most of our press often depicts motherhood, Valenti articulates the wool that is consistently being pulled over mothers’ eyes. Between a mother’s own perceived role in society and severe divisions of race and class, fictions about parenting pervade.”

We were also given the chance to chat with Jessica herself and ask her a few questions about the book, her personal life, and the main question, ‘why have kids?’ What are your thoughts on the book? When was your revelation of readiness? What is your story? We want to hear! You’ll also receive ONE extra entry in the giveaway drawing if you share your experience with us in the comments section!

You’re probably wondering what the prize is. One Grand Prize winner will take home the brand new Amazon Kindle Fire HD with Jessica Valenti’s book already preloaded into the device and two other lucky entrants will win a copy of Jessica’s book Why Have Kids?.


Don’t forget to leave your information in the Entry Form below AND leave a comment to receive 1 additional entry into the sweepstakes.

Here’s how to enter to win:

STEP 1: LIKE Mommyish on Facebook

STEP 2: Fill out the entry form below and hit submit! In the email field, be sure to use the email address used on your Facebook so we can verify that you’re a fan of Mommyish on Facebook.

This sweepstakes ends on September 20, 2012 at 11:59 P.M. EDT. Good luck!

STEP 3: Share your thoughts in the comments section below for an additional entry!

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook®.

Don’t forget to check our winners list after September 20th to see if you won!