Three Wishes

A True Story of Good Friends, Crushing Heartbreak, and Astonishing Luck on Our Way to Love and Motherhood
By Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, Pamela Ferdinand (Trade Paperback, 2012)
Carey, Beth, and Pamela, savvy journalists who are nearing forty and still single, have succeeded at work but failed at romance. Worried that somewhere between hot leads and hot dates they missed their chance for children, they decide to take matters into their own hands-with a little help from a local sperm bank. What none of these three friends expected was that, by drawing on each other, their journey would take them along an altogether surprising route to happiness and family.

Reviewers praise THREE WISHES as a "Sisterhood of the Traveling Sperm" for women everywhere, and O, The Oprah Magazine heralded the book as a "Tome of the Brave." With three distinct voices joining to create one powerful testament to friendship and unexpected love, THREE WISHES is a deeply touching story of real-life magic.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $14.99 US/$16.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316079075

    • On Sale Date: 01/05/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Carey, Beth, and Pamela, savvy journalists who are nearing forty and still single, have succeeded at work but failed at romance. Worried that somewhere between hot leads and hot dates they missed their chance for children, they decide to take matters into their own hands-with a little help from a local sperm bank. What none of these three friends expected was that, by drawing on each other, their journey would take them along an altogether surprising route to happiness and family.

Reviewers praise THREE WISHES as a "Sisterhood of the Traveling Sperm" for women everywhere, and O, The Oprah Magazine heralded the book as a "Tome of the Brave." With three distinct voices joining to create one powerful testament to friendship and unexpected love, THREE WISHES is a deeply touching story of real-life magic.

Carey Goldberg has been Boston bureau chief of the New York Times, Moscow correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, and most recently a health-and-science reporter at the Boston Globe. She now writes happily at home. Beth Jones is a freelance writer and educator who has contributed to the Boston Globe, New York Times, and numerous academic journals. She plans to climb many more frozen waterfalls. Pamela Ferdinand is an award-winning freelance journalist and former reporter for the Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Miami Herald. She remains an incorrigible romantic. Carey and Beth live near Boston with their families; Pamela and her family live outside Chicago. Still close, they continue to believe that with good friends, love, and a little luck, almost anything is possible.
  • "Like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for adults. Lots of women out there will want to read this book." (Library Journal).

  • "A fascinating collaborative memoir" (Publishers Weekly).

  • "Three Wishes is a memoir-times-three about what happens when co-author Carey Goldberg decides to go to a sperm bank. The eight vials she purchases turn out to have an unexpected effect: As each woman consider using the vials, she falls in love and becomes pregnant without an assist from science. Goldberg, Beth Jones and Pamela Ferdinand take turns sharing their stories, which are not without heartbreak, but happiness and hope ultimately prevail in this surprising tribute to friendship and motherhood, despite the odds." (Bookpage).

  • "That they actually make it, and find long-term relationships along the way, makes for a happy journey, but the power of this three-pronged narrative is the trio's candor regarding the compromises and complications that arise in the process of becoming mothers. Ironically, the anonymous vials of sperm never fulfill their intended purpose, but instead become a symbol of empowerment, giving each woman the green light to let go of bad relationships, find fulfilling new connections, and determine their own destinies. This personal, carefully-recounted tale will resonate with any career woman wondering if it's too late to have it all." (Publishers Weekly).

  • (PW Annex Reviews).

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Three Wishes
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $14.99 US/$16.50 CAN
  • Pages: 304
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316079075
  • On Sale Date: 01/05/2012
Three Wishes