Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon
"There is no such thing as reproduction. When two people decide to have a baby, they engage in an act of production, and the widespread use of the word reproduction for this activity, with its implication that two people are but braiding themselves together, is at best a euphemism to comfort prospective parents before they get in over their heads."
I'm not sure I agree with this. It IS a combination of the two parents, even if it results in a child they don't recognize like the ones Mr. Solomon features in his book. Production, to me, sounds more deliberate, like one could add certain ingredients and exclude others.