...an eye-opening, gorgeously written blend of memoir, reportage, and cultural analysis [which] breaks this taboo to powerful effect ... These are heavy topics. But Boggs broaches the political without didacticism and the personal without sentimentalism or self-pity.
[Boggs'] book is a corrective and a tonic, a primer and a dispeller of myths. It is likely to become a go-to guide for the many couples who discover that having children is not the no-assembly-required experience they were expecting. They will come away enlightened, reassured and comforted by her debunker mentality ... These discussions aren’t always earth-shattering. Some, like her rehash of the custody battle over Baby M, are downright rote ... Yet Ms. Boggs has done something quite lovely and laudable with The Art of Waiting: She’s given a cold, clinical topic some much-needed warmth and soul.
Boggs’s meditations on the politics of reproduction and ART are eloquent and impeccably researched. Ultimately, however, her prose is most luminous when she is limning the subterranean psychic toll that infertility takes on its sufferers ... a passionate and humane case for everyone’s right to choose and direct their own reproductive story.