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What I Thought I Knew

A Memoir

Alice Eve Cohen - Author

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ISBN 9780143117650 | 208 pages | 25 May 2010 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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"Darkly hilarious...an unexpected bundle of joy."
-O, The Oprah Magazine


Alice Cohen was happy for the first time in years. After a difficult divorce, she had a new love in her life, she was rais­ing a beloved adopted daughter, and her career was blossoming. Then she started experiencing mysterious symptoms. After months of tests, x-rays, and inconclusive diagnoses, Alice underwent a CAT scan that revealed the truth: she was six months pregnant.

At age forty-four, with no prenatal care and no insurance coverage for a high-risk pregnancy, Alice was besieged by opinions from doctors and friends about what was ethical, what was loving, what was right. With the intimacy of a diary and the suspense of a thriller, What I Thought I Knew is a ruefully funny, wickedly candid tale; a story of hope and renewal that turns all of the "knowns" upside down.


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