Reviews for Three Wishes : A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood


Library Journal Reviews 2010 January #1
Goldberg and friends Beth Jones and Pamela Ferdinand wanted children but had no men in their lives. So Goldberg started hunting donor banks and ended up with a vial of sperm. Then she fell in love and got pregnant, so she passed on the vial. And so on-sort of like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for adults. Lots of women out there will want to read. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

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Library Journal BookSmack
Responding to the ticking of their biological clocks, Goldberg, Beth Jones, and Pamela Ferdinand-three professional Boston women-opt to achieve their dreams of motherhood with the assistance of eight shared vials of donor sperm rather than await the arrival of Prince Charming. The resulting alchemy, told in the trio's alternating voices, is the stuff of modern-day chick flicks. Our heroines' paths to family happiness are not easy, but the lucky charm they share allows them each to rewrite the ending to their stories in surprising ways. Fans of chick lit as well as readers of contemporary biography will enjoy this new twist on an old story. Readalikes: Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love, Isabel Gillies's Happens Every Day, and Julie Metz's Perfection.-Therese Purcell Nielsen Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

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Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews
As a Moscow correspondent for the L.A. Times and a reporter for the New York Times, Goldberg's life was driven by career deadlines. Yet, like her friends Jones, a recently divorced writer, and Ferdinand, a single reporter for the Washington Post, Goldberg longed for a child. Having just ended a relationship, Goldberg decided to order eight vials of sperm from California Cryobank, a deceptively hopeful maneuver that pushed all three down the path toward motherhood. That they actually make it, and find long-term relationships along the way, makes for a happy journey, but the power of this three-pronged narrative is the trio's candor regarding the compromises and complications that arise in the process of becoming mothers. Ironically, the anonymous vials of sperm never fulfill their intended purpose, but instead become a symbol of empowerment, giving each woman the green light to let go of bad relationships, find fulfilling new connections, and determine their own destinies. This personal, carefully recounted tale will resonate with any career woman wondering if it's too late to have it all. (Apr.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

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