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Christine Bauer for "Those Three Words"

  • SubText Books 6 West 5th Street Saint Paul, MN, 55102 United States (map)

Join SubText Books in the store on Tuesday, June 26th at 6:00 PM for a reading with Christine Bauer! Bauer will read and discuss her memoir, "Those Three Words," and a book signing will follow.

About the book:
There are three words that, when uttered together, make dreams come true for millions of women. For millions more, those words can shatter their dreams. "You are pregnant." 

Almost half of all pregnancies in the United States — some 3.1 million each year — are unintended. Among unmarried women in their 20s, seven out of 10 pregnancies are unplanned. 

Author Christine Bauer's memoir "Those Three Words: A Birthmother's Story of Choice, Chance, and Motherhood" takes a deep dive into the emotions of facing an unplanned pregnancy at the tender age of 18. 

"Those Three Words" takes readers along on the journey of weighing options, agonizing over a decision, and ultimately deciding to let another family adopt and raise her baby. This story also looks at how placing a child for adoption affected the rest of her life, especially when she became the mother of two boys. "Those Three Words" touches on the controversial topics of abortion and adoption, birth control, and women's rights. 

This story will resonate with millions of readers because women know and understand the joy and pain of pregnancy and motherhood, love and loss, and the power of family and parental love. 

About the author:
Christine (Chris) Bauer was born and raised in the big small town of Mitchell, South Dakota. Chris attended Mankato State University in Minnesota, majoring in Mass Communications. Soul Searching and need for employment led her to a gratifying career in corporate communications, public relations, and marketing. Chris has loved reading and writing for as long as she can remember. 

Her greatest achievement and most profound joy is being the mother of three kind-hearted children and one beautiful and spirited grandchild. In addition to being a mom and grandma of humans, Chris is also the proud mom to one very spoiled dog and two equally spoiled granddogs. She admits there were moments in the motherhood journey where she preferred the canines. She resides in the Minneapolis area. 


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