An amazing, funny and poignant true story of the incredible romantic luck that an anonymous donor's sperm brings to three women.
Carey, Beth, and Pam, have good luck in their friendships and careers, but terrible luck in relationships. Which makes it more difficult to get what they truly desire: children. And time is running out. Carey is the first to abandon the traditional path to motherhood. She decides to go it alone, and buys eight vials of sperm from the perfect donor. Maybe it's newfound confidence from taking control of her destiny. Maybe it's sheer coincidence. But on the day the vials arrive, she meets a man online. They fall in love. And she gets pregnant the old fashioned way. Carey passes the vials to Beth, who has just recovered from a wrenching divorce. But before she can use the vials, Beth meets a man on an ice-climbing trip. She too falls in love. And gets pregnant. So she gives the vials to Pam. Pam will never stop searching for the love of her life, but she's ready to be a single mother. Then the magic strikes again. Is it lucky sperm Or shared hope, determination, and resilience that pave the way to these happy endings Despite soured relationships and crushing losses, three women become three families, revelling in the shared joys of love, friendship, and never giving up.
A "Tome of the Brave" - O, The Oprah Magazine, June 2010 selection
...an incredibly wise, witty and powerful memoir ... [The authors] forged an incredible sisterhood that speaks to the importance of friendship in women's lives and shows how empowering friends can be - Irene Levine, The Huffington Post
a true-life sisterhood tale of friendship, love, amazing luck, and sperm . . . A must-read for the twenty-first-century woman on the same journey - Alice D. Domar, PhD, author of BE HAPPY WITHOUT BEING PERFECT
'Reading Three Wishes is like being let into the juiciest of confidences. I dare you not to root for these tough and gentle women - Jil Eisenstadt, author of FROM ROCKAWAY and KISS OUT