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Melanie Notkin
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Best-selling author Melanie Notkin, 45, coined the term "The Otherhood," the title of her newest book, to refer to women like herself who don't have children either by choice or based on life's circumstances. In her case, she experienced what she calls "circumstantial infertility ... the pain and grief over not having children" because she's single.
Too often society perceives women like herself as making a choice between having a career and having love, marriage and children, she said.
"This implication that we have chosen a career as opposed to falling in love is, as I say in the book, about as preposterous for me as having an elephant as a household pet," Notkin said at a recent panel discussion hosted by DeVries Global, a public relations and social media agency.
READ: CNNiReport: I'm coming out: I don't want children
"I have never said no to a man who proposed to me with whom I was madly in love because I had a conference call to take."
Pop culture certainly doesn't help, Notkin and other women say. Think about how women without children are often portrayed in television and film. There's the singularly focused career woman (think Peggy Olson on "Mad Men"), the frivolous fashionista waiting for Mr. Right (Carrie Bradshaw on "Sex and the City") or the crazy cat lady, who sits home, with her cats, depressed and lonely.

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OTHERHOOD is in the news again.... More on marketing to the demographic via research from +Devries PR #ShadesOfOtherhood inspired by my book. 

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Marketing to women?  Take less than two minutes to watch Shades of Otherhood on +Upworthy.  I worked closely with +Devries GlobalPR on a national research study on marketing to women without children, inspired by my book, Otherhood.  Here is the full Shades of Otherhood White Paper: http://www.devriesglobal.com/downloads/shadesofotherhood.pdf   #Otherhood #ShadesofOtherhood  

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I'm speaking at +92nd Street Y on Thursday, May 15 at 12noon. Join me there!

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I was on Global Morning News in Canada last week to talk about Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness

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A great piece in this week's Macleans Magazine, Canada, on my new book, Otherhood.

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My second book, OTHERHOOD: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness (Seal Press/Penguin Canada) is officially available!  Watch me on TODAY > http://on.today.com/NR2Ntn

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Sunday Funday with the nieces and nephews - or your own kids!
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