The Brink of Being

Talking About Miscarriage
Narrated by: Polly Lee, Julia Bueno
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
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"Wise and compassionate...a profound game-changer of a book." (Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You)

Though approximately one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, it remains a rarely talked about, under-researched, and largely misunderstood area of women's health. This profoundly necessary book - the first comprehensive portrait of the psychological, emotional, medical, and cultural aspects of miscarriage - aims to help break that silence.  

With candor, warmth, and empathy, psychotherapist Julia Bueno blends women's stories (including her own) with research and analysis, exploring the effect of pregnancy loss on women and highlighting the ways in which our society fails to effectively respond to it. The result is a galvanizing, urgent, and moving exploration of a too-often-hidden human experience, and a crucial resource for anyone struggling with - or seeking to better understand - miscarriage.

©2019 Julia Bueno (P)2019 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"A much-needed book on this difficult and often unspoken loss." (Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works)

"Intelligent, sensitive, and utterly candid...The sort of book women have long been searching for." (Meaghan O'Connell, author of And Now We Have Everything)

"A thoughtful work that identifies and honors an important passage of life for a great many women." (Julia Leigh, author of Avalanche

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Thought provoking and heartfelt

This book was hard to listen to which is good and bad all at the same time. It was thought-provoking with many stories about many couples from many angles. It was well-written and thought out and the author gave a lot of useful information as well as information that may not be well-known. Definitely a book to read if you've had a miscarriage or know someone who has had a miscarriage.