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I like reading books about war dogs, shipwrecks, and lady aviators.

Currently reading

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss
Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper
Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness - Jessica Valenti

I've been meaning to pick this up for years and I'm glad I finally did. Curiously, it doesn't answer its titular question. I was expecting to be convinced that having kids is an important and meaningful undertaking. Instead, Valenti brings to light all the parenting discussions we should be having but aren't. If we could have these conversations, about the division of labor, the myths of parenting, and the ways in which we've made childrearing a thankless and endless job, then the importance and meaningfulness would rise to the top.