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How Do Women Today Feel About Being Childless?

Professor of American Studies and History at the Univ. of Minnesota Elaine Tyler May. Her new book Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness (Basic) is said to be the first book to examine the history of childlessness in America in all its complexities, from infertility to forced sterilization to childfree by choice." MAY is the author three previous books including Great Expectations, and Homeward Bound. She has also written widely in the scholarly and popular press, including articles in The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times.

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Other segments from the episode on August 23, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 23, 1995: Interview with William Langston; Interview with Elaine Tyler May; Review of Herbie Nichols' and Buell Neidlinger's albums "Love, Gloom, Cash, Love" and …

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