What I Thought I Knew

What I Thought I Knew

A Memoir

Written by:

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143117650
  • 208 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


“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.
What I Thought I Knew

What I Thought I Knew

Written by: Alice Eve Cohen