“An epic journey of spiritual healing, a hunt for enlightenment, integration, and release... We end this journey with her with this beautiful packet of pages—her voice, bound yet boundless, luminous and reaching out to others. Underwood’s story acts as a bridge to many women's. It is a temple of prayers built in the terrain of grief.” —LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS
“Full of rich emotion and excellent storytelling, Underwood’s memoir of strength and healing reads almost like fiction...” —BOOKLIST (starred review)
“I’m so glad this book exists. Rarely do we get to see a woman wrestling so honestly and openly with the complicated nature of what it means to have a choice.” —SARAH HEPOLA, New York Times bestselling author of Blackout
“Underwood is a master storyteller. Her voice is clear and honest. Her words are hopeful, realistic, heartfelt, and at times gut-wrenching. She speaks from the top of the mountain, after having made the journey to the center of the earth.” —RETAILING INSIGHT
“An extraordinary contribution. May Cause Love is a powerful narrative for those who support abortion rights, people who call themselves ‘pro-life,’ and those who don’t know where they fall or how they feel.” —REWIRE
"What is astonishing about Underwood’s telling is not the facts of the story—plenty of young women find themselves in similar situations; plenty more find themselves undone by the unexpected emotional complexity of their lives—but the wisdom she seeks, finds, and shares... May Cause Love reminds us of the complex ways women make meaning in the world, find a way out of no way, and find liberation from suffering through naming and claiming their experiences.” —THE RUMPUS
“No matter which side of the abortion debate you’re on, Kassi Underwood will challenge your beliefs.” —JONATHAN MERRITT, Religion News Service
“Graceful in its example of how someone can turn a painful experience into a moment of inclusive activism.” —BUST
“A poignant memoir... The author shines a personal light on the dilemma that women face when they have to juggle their own needs and desires with a biological accident that has the power to completely change their lives, whether they birth the child or not.” —KIRKUS
“In this brave and unsparing memoir... Underwood travels through uncharted and harrowing waters at times; her story, though painful, is moving and heartfelt.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"A fascinating quest... Often irreverent and cheerful, Kassi’s personal journey eventually blends with the political and, most meaningfully, the spiritual, leading to a surprising destination."
—THE IMPROPER BOSTONIAN
“A profoundly compelling and necessary book. While reading May Cause Love, I found myself continually shocked that such a book has not already been written, that this experience shared by so many women in this country is not already available in myriad variations in every bookstore in America. But thank God a writer of such talent has finally told it; I can’t imagine a more honest and thoughtful treatment of this subject.” —MELISSA FEBOS, author of Whip Smart and Abandon Me
“Hip, hilarious, and poignant—as well as politically astute.” —SUSAN SHAPIRO, New York Times bestselling author of Unhooked and Five Men Who Broke My Heart
“An instant classic for a new generation of feminists. With wisdom, compassion, and clarity, May Cause Love is a blazing arc of hope that points us to deeper questions about abortion and God—and more than a few radiant answers.” —LEAH VINCENT, author of Cut Me Loose
"The Eat Pray Love of abortion memoirs. Completely audacious, in the most incredible way—imagine not only not apologizing for owning your own soul, but demanding to be transported to a higher plane... so refreshing and illuminating.” —KERRY CLARE, author of Mitzi Bytes
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Kassi Underwood is the author of May Cause Love.
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