|Plot Summary of Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife|
|"Peggy Vincent delivers babies as a home birth midwife in Berkeley in the 1980s. Each chapter tells with humor and pathos and delightful storytelling style of a significant birth experience and how she grew from student nurse at Duke University to certified midwife with her own office. Ultimately she tells of the demise of legitimate midwifery and the end of women's choice of a safe home birth."
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|Review Analysis of Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife|
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Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
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If humorous, kind of humor
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- touching of anatomy
- descript. of female anat. (the big B's)
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How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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