Biography and Memoir

Our stories. Stories and essays about childlessness, infertility, ageing without children, choosing to be childfree, and people who did not have children for one reason or another.

* We've tried to add triggers where they're known, but we will have missed many. All titles about childlessness come with a general trigger warning for childlessness, infertility, pregnancy loss and associated issues.

Title Author Notes Triggers* ISBN
Nobody's Father: Life Without Kids Bruce Gillespie, Lynne Van Luven Childless and childfree men 9781894898744
Downriver Nomad: A Triathlete's Adventures and Adversities into the Rapids Rob Hutchings Childless men 9780473588342
Resurrection Year Sheridan Voysey Christian childless couple 9780849964800
Surviving Childlessness: Faith and Furbabies Steph Penny 9780645062700
The Facts of Life Paula Knight Graphic novel Illness, miscarriage 9780271078465
All Over the Map Laura Fraser 9780307450630
Wild Egg: A story of one woman's search for her childfree life Jennifer Flint Childfree by choice 9781913590574
Misfits: A Personal Manifesto Michaela Coel 9781250843449
Eat Pray Love Elizabeth Gilbert 9780143038412
I Am An Island Tamsin Calidas 9780857526656
Mum's Not the Word: Childless Childfree Denise Felkin Photo book of women without children, for various reasons. 9781776920129
You Probably Think This Song is About You Kate Camp IVF 9781776920129
Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores The Truth about Parenting and Happiness Jessica Valenti Parenthood 9781477800096
The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker Janet Groth
The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait Frida Kahlo, Carlos Fuentes 9780810959545
So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y'all Don't Even Know Retta 9781250109347
New Life, No instructions Gail Caldwell Death 9780804190855
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti Giulia Melucci Stories and recipes 9780446534420
Hungry Grace Dent 9780008333171
Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo Hayden Herrera 9780060085896
Self Made Woman Denise Chanterelle DuBois LGBTIQ Memoir 9780299313906
The Pursuit of Motherhood Jessica Hepburn 9781783066346
Deep Creek: Finding Hope in the High Country Pam Houston 9780393357660
Frida Kahlo at Home Suzanne Barbezat 9780711237322
Dreaming of a life unlived: Intimate stories and portraits of women without children Yvonne John 9781526201218
Childless Voices: Stories of Longing, Loss, Resistance and Choice Lorna Gibb Sterilization, IVF, infertility 9781783782628
Childless By Marriage Sue Fagalde Lick 9780983389460
BeWILDered Laura Waters
21 Miles: Swimming in Search of the Meaning of Motherhood Jessica Hepburn Motherhood, IVF 9781783526109
Childless: a Story of Freedom and Longing Sian Prior 9781922458568
Motherhood Missed: Stories from Women Who Are Childless by Circumstance Lois Tonkin Childless by circumstance 9781785923371
I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood Lisa Manterfield 9780983012504
Confessions of a Childfree Woman: A Life Spent Swimming Against the Mainstream Marcia Drut-Davis Childfree by choice 9780615819235
Do You Have Kids? Life When the Answer is No Kate Kaufmann 9781631525810
Silent Sorority: A Barren Woman Gets Busy, Angry, Lost and Found Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos 9781439231562
This Particular Happiness: A Childless Love Story Jackie Shannon Hollis Childfree/childless couple. Childless by circumstance. 9781942436393
The Mother of All Dilemmas: Dreams of Motherhood and the Internship that Changed Everything Kathleen Guthrie Woods 9781737304814
Notes to Self Emilie Pine Essays Sexual assault 9781984855459
She I Dare Not Name: A spinster's meditations on life Donna Ward
Salt Water and Honey: Lost Dreams, Good Grief and a Better Story Lizzie Lowrie From a Christian perspective Miscarriage 9781788930956
Over The Top: A Raw Journey to Self Love Jonathan Van Ness Queer/LGBTIQA+, no parenthood or childless focus Abuse, mental health, self harm 9780062906373
I Always Wanted to Be a Dad: Men Without Children Robert Nurden Childless men 9781838447779