Author Rebecca Walker's recent memoir, "Baby Love: Choosing Motherhood After a Lifetime of Ambivalence, " tells the story of her pregnancy: not just the physical evolution, but also the emotional and intellectual transformation from ambivalence to certainty to unconditional love. It's the story of the birth of her son, as well as the tale of a generation — a wise, thought-provoking, and engaging memoir by a writer who has proven to be an important voice of her era.
Walker is the best-selling author of "Black, White, and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self" and the daughter of novelist Alice Walker. Time magazine recently named Rebecca Walker "one of the 50 most influential future leaders of America." She lives with her son Tenzin, the subject of "Baby Love," in Hawaii.
Here is what others had to say about "Baby Love":
"Walker sways on a kind of scary, sublime suspension bridge, stretched between being somebody's child and becoming somebody's mother, and turning her fiercely compassionate intelligence to both. Thanks to her unique vision, the familiar views along the way become nothing short of astounding." — Catherine Newman, author of "Waiting for Birdy"
"Those of us who have followed Rebecca Walker have come to expect a brilliant journey, one that locates the balance between reason and emotion, blood and sinew. Baby Love does not disappoint. As a daughter, but most of all as a mother I read this book and was transformed." — Asha Bandele, author of "The Prisoner's Wife"
"In 'Baby Love,' Rebecca Walker has shone a bright light on the Ambivalent Generation. Moving, wise, and deeply honest, 'Baby Love' has illuminated a crucial question for our times." — Danzy Senna, author of "Symptomatic"
"With honesty, passion, intelligence, wisdom, and insight, Rebecca Walker tracks her journey from experiencing a deep but conflicted biological urge for a child to her exquisitely unambivalent, joyous commitment to motherhood. Along the way, she reexamines her own family relationships, and shares her fears, worries, and eventual understanding about what is ultimately important in life and love. Beautifully written, 'Baby Love' will resonate with any woman who has fallen in love with her baby or is wrestling with choosing motherhood." — Miriam Arond, Editor-in-Chief of Child magazine
"'Baby Love' is a gorgeous memoir, confessional in the most universal of ways. In richly-detailed prose, Walker takes us on her journey toward motherhood, and womanhood, and, ultimately, personhood, with unflinching honesty and raw, painfully beautiful storytelling." — Alisa Valdes, author of "Make Him Look Good."