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Inconceivable : Heartbreak, Bad Dates and Finding Solo Motherhood - Alexandra Collier


Heartbreak, Bad Dates and Finding Solo Motherhood

By: Alexandra Collier

Paperback | 29 March 2023 | Edition Number 1

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Alexandra Collier was a writer living in a light-filled Brooklyn brownstone in New York with the man she loved. But when she woke up to a ravenous hunger to have a baby that her partner didn't share, her life took a sharp turn.

She found herself back in Melbourne at 37, single, heartbroken and living with her parents.

Ally began dating with dedication, with sometimes hilarious and often soul-crushing results. Like many 30-something single women, though, she found that her reproductive timeline was rapidly outpacing her romantic life. So she began to explore a controversial option: conceiving a baby with donor sperm.

Insightful, moving and relatable, this is an uplifting memoir about taking hold of your own future.

About the Author

Alexandra Collier is an award-winning writer who has written for theatre, screen and print. Her writing has appeared in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian. She lived in New York for a decade where her work was produced Off Broadway, including Triplight, a musical written with ARIA award-winning composer Greta Gertler Gold, and her plays Underland and Take Me Home. Her play Holy Day was a finalist for the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, she is a MacDowell fellow and a winner of the RE Ross Trust Playwrights Award.

She lives by the bay in Melbourne with her son. This is her first book.
Industry Reviews
'An inspiring and necessary book that challenges the narratives we set for our lives and reveals the beauty beyond them' - FORD

'Bravely rewrites the script about how to make a family' - GINA RUSHTON, Author of The Most Important Job in the World

'An important story, fantastically told' - PACQUOLA

'Powerful, singular story I rejoiced in reading. Finally, here is a story about a woman who has created her own happily ever after, without submitting to traditional forms of family-building. Collier writes movingly of the judgement single women face in society. Necessary, immersive read.' - JESSIE TU

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