Melanie's reported memoir, Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness, received a Booklist Starred Review. The topic helped Melanie appear in major media offering insight into the real 'suffering' of the single, childless woman over 40. I discovered I had some preconceived notions about this woman, myself. Melanie's book taught me to open my ears and my heart to hear the stories of these women who are traveling a road I will never need to set foot upon. A road they wish they were not on, either.