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Look How Happy I'm Making You: StoriesNew School MFA Graduate, O Henry Prize Winner And Contributor To The NYT Book Review, Polly Rosenwaike S LOOK HOW HAPPY I M MAKING YOU, A Thematically Linked Debut Story Collection Portraying The Joys And Griefs Of Motherhood And The Complexity Of Women S Reproductive Lives, From Infertility, Pregnancy And Miscarriage To Post Partum Depression And Early Parenthood.

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  • Look How Happy I'm Making You: Stories
  • Polly Rosenwaike
  • 04 September 2018

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About the Author: Polly Rosenwaike

POLLY ROSENWAIKE has published stories, essays, and reviews in The O Henry Prize Stories 2013, The New York Times Book Review, Glimmer Train, New England Review, The Millions, and the San Francisco Chronicle She is the fiction editor of the Michigan Quarterly Review and lives in Ann Arbor with her family.

10 thoughts on “Look How Happy I'm Making You: Stories

  1. says:

    I m one of those people that don t love short stories I m just not a fan I feel that they lack in character development On the other hand, I have read short stories that leave me amazed at how much an author packed in so few pages Usually, with short stories, I end up liking some of the stories presented but am left underwhelmed by others I am here to tell you that this was not the case with Look How Happy I m Making You, I loved all of the stories I had my favorites but even the ones that weren t favorites were still such a great read One of the things that fascinated me about every story is the author s linguistic appreciation She uncovers the meaning of words, their inception and the connection to events and how that changes the meaning of them This thread follows each story, tightens their connection along with the stories on being a mother, a daughter, a witness to this natural miracle that should become ordinary but never is I have my own thoughts on being a mother and I rarely read about motherhood Maybe because I have this preconceived notion that every book on it will only expound on its brilliance and that rubs me the wrong way I can t even imagine what it is like to be a mother but I loved that this book provided nuances to the experience It provided different perspectives on being a mother, a daughter, wanting to be childless but your partner wanting a child, simultaneously going through grief while growing...

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    Never before have I read an author s work that cut so deeply I felt like Polly Rosenwaike culled my thoughts and articulated them better than I ever could in these 12 perfect stories.Each story is so strong it could stand alone but as a collection it knocks the breath out of you The prose is beautiful, serious yet somehow light and includes no unnecessary narration Rosenwaike s insights are stunning, as are her meditations on the little moments of every day life These characters ...

  3. says:

    via my blog A woman s body was suppsed to know exactly what to do In Polly Rosenwaike s debut collection of stories, women are confronting than just motherhood There are relationship struggles, bodies that are failing to behave as nature intended, and conflicting emotions within their own minds Growing up girls are rarely privy to the reality of pregnancy and childbirth It isn t like all those movies where an unexpected pregnancy is a happy blessing, or the moment you try for a baby its immediate succes, the men are all adoring, the mother to be is glowing and when the time comes the couple has supportive family, friends, money and boom her body is back to its pre pregnancy shape Of course the baby and mother bond instantly, there isn t any struggle breast feeding, absolutely no sign of postpartum depression The reality is, there is jealousy particularly when you can t get pregnant and all around you everyone else seems fruitful Some women wait for a partner to arrive and realize they are stuck in a constant state of expecting, better maybe to have a child alone, for anothe...

  4. says:

    I enjoyed these fine short stories so much Each catches a woman at a transitional moment, whether she s a new mom or ending a pregnancy, trying to start a family or resisting pressures to do so I love the humor and honesty here, the wisdom and the ambivalence, the characters who are all so d...

  5. says:

    I don t normally like short stories, but I absolutely LOVED this collection These brought me back to the uniquely awful days of early motherhood to the time when I was considering becoming a mother to the first days, months and months in, where I felt like maybe things would be okay and I had the hang of it to those hellish nights of fa...

  6. says:

    Thank you to Doubleday and NetGalley for the advanced read.What a gem collection of short stories about mothers, mothers to be, or women who have a motherly role This intimate collection captures their ups and downs during pregnancy and new ...

  7. says:

    Pregnancy Birth Abortion Miscarriage Parenting These are all themes of the stories in this lyrical, thoughtful volume Amusing at times, tear shedding at others, the stories here offer something the reader can relate to I read it in one sitting I will definitely look for from this ...

  8. says:

    Look How Happy I m Making You by Polly Rosenwaike features stories about women who want to be mothers, who reluctantly come into motherhood, who struggle with the identity of motherhood, who deal with post partum depression, who never want ed to be mothers, who have lost mothers, who choose to terminate their motherhood I have mixed feelings about this book of short stories on motherhood probably because I am on the cusp of motherhood myself, less than 3 months away from giving birth to a miraculous baby boy Some of the stories made me uncomfortable, and even a bit scared, especially the ones that referenced stillbirths or miscarriages You never know real fear until you are pregnant, I ve realized The miraculous process of growing a human, whose heart is formed and beating even before there are structures to contain it, brings into sharp relief the fragility of human life So, reading about how seemingly easy it is for a life to be snuffed out before it is truly lived is, yes, frightening For expecting mothers, then, this may not be the book for you And for those who have lost a child, some of the stories may arouse unpleasant memories and emotions With that said, however, I do think the stories are well written and realistic, and the myriad emotions experienced by each story s mother not mother will strike home with many I think my favorite...

  9. says:

    WOW I am in pieces on the floor, reeling and desperate for whatever Polly Rosenwaike s next book will be because right now I feel like only of her words will be able to put me back together I am not a mother, I ve not had an abortion or a miscarriage or lost a child but these stories shook me to the core, easily handing me the empathy I needed to be rocked by the good times and the very bad had within these pages Each time I was comfortably following along, getting to know the characters, I was hit with the confusion of a casual couple s discovery that they d accidentally conceived, or a happy new mother s world rocked by a newborn lost to SIDS, or complex family drama over who decides a baby s upbringing, or postpartum depression, or a single woman forced to choose between an abortion or raising ...

  10. says:

    Oh I loved everything about this book Even though these stories aren t connected, I had to keep reminding myself that this wasn t a novel the theme was just so cohesive I loved the voice and the writing and the insight and I think I m an instant Polly Rosenwaike superfan.

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