Sylvia Ann Hewlett, 2002 News
writer, created a stir with the February publication of her book, Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest for Children. She theorized that many women in the upper ranks of the workforce who delay having children to focus on careers are devastated when they cannot get pregnant—even with fertility treatments—once they reach their 40s. Hewlett and the book were featured on Oprah, 60 Minutes, and the cover of Time. The publicity, however, didn't translate into sales, and the book collected dust on store shelves.