Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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

By Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, and Pamela Ferdinand
Published April 2010

My Synopsis

True story about three friends, one of whom goes to a sperm bank because of a ticking clock. She ends up falling in love, and with no need for the vials from sperm donor #8282, she offers the vials to two of her friends.

My Thoughts

Cute, funny, and well written memoir from three friends in the same predicament but at different times. After several failed relationships, and feeling life without a child unimaginable, Casey initiated the motherhood quest by going to a sperm bank. Focused on a baby, and not on falling in love, of course that's just what happened. Bad (or good) timing. I won't give the story away except to say that she no longer needed the help of donor 8282 and offered the vials to first one friend, then the other.

Hilarious, happy, awful, exciting, bizarre, tragic. This book covered it all. Did I mention sad? At one point I became teary-eyed, which doesn't happen to me often unless it's an animal book (lol). All three authors do an equally wonderful job of telling their stories. I was mesmerized, intrigued and entertained.

I don't usually give half stars, but I will in this case because it was better than a 4 and not quite deserving of a 5.

Do I Recommend?

Yes, absolutely. I read it in two sittings.

Source: Library

My Rating

4.5 / 5

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Marce said...

I love the sound of this one, thanks for the review. I said I was going to try more memoirs this year and I have only read one. A friendship one would be good.

Jenners said...

This sounds like an interesting story ... I can't imagine "sharing" that kind of thing with friends though.


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