More American women are childless than ever before—nearly half those of childbearing age don’t have children. While our society often assumes these women are “childfree by choice,” in reality, many of them expected to marry and have children. Wrongly judged as picky or career-obsessed, they make up the “otherhood,” a growing demographic that has gone without definition or visibility until now. Author Melanie Notkin (Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness) reveals the honest, poignant, humorous, and occasionally heartbreaking stories of women who expected love, marriage, and parenthood, but instead found themselves facing a different reality. A groundbreaking exploration of an essential contemporary issue, Otherhood inspires thought-provoking conversation and gets at the heart of our cultural assumptions about single women and childlessness. Notkin is also the national best-selling author of Savvy Auntie: The Ultimate Guide for Cool Aunts, Great-Aunts, Godmothers, and All Women Who Love Kids and founder/personality behind Savvy Auntie, the lifestyle brand celebrating modern aunthood. In 2009, she established Auntie's Day, the first annual day to honor aunts and godmothers. She is an expert on the emerging demographic of childless, often single, women in North America .