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"A thoughtful, impassioned look at mothers and mothering."
"With wit and deadly seriousness, Lenz draws attention to the rising rate of maternal mortality in the U.S. and calls for an update to the way people view pregnancy in America."
"In a voice full of humor, passion and urgency, Lenz asks that women be the ones making decisions about their bodies."
"Lenz deftly skewers all of the stereotypes around pregnancy and motherhood in her wonderful, must-read."
—New York Journal of Books
"Lyz Lenz is brilliant, and if you haven't ordered her book yet, what are you even doing with your life?"
—Jessica Valenti, author of Sex Object
, Lyz Lenz burrows inside our culture's myths and fantasies about motherhood, mining her own deeply personal experiences to reveal a far uglier and more complex truth. Lenz is that smart, acid-tongued friend who entertains you with jaw-dropping stories while daring you to think more deeply. Belabored
is riveting, riotous, and bracingly honest."
—Pamela Colloff, senior reporter at ProPublica and staff writer at the New York Times Magazine
"This book is just wonderful, a pure distillation of righteous fury that is always timely, but especially now."
—Sarah Weinman, author of The Real Lolita
"Deeply researched, infinitely inclusive, and a scorching page-turner, Belabored
is required reading for anyone interested in the human goddamn race."—Megan Stielstra, author of The Wrong Way to Save Your Life
"I regularly turn to Lyz Lenz for writing that is incisive, funny, and compellingly furious."
—Rebecca Traister, author of Good and Mad