People Magazine “Book of the Week”
“Armed with wit, tenderness and candor, Rosenwaike helps obliterate any taboos that may still exist surrounding the tribulations of women’s reproductive lives.”

The Lily (Published by the Washington Post): Review by Cathy Alter
“Before I got pregnant with my first child, I didn’t know if I wanted to be a mother. I wish I’d had this book to guide me. . . . [It] should be required reading for all women of childbearing years (and for all mothers, whether potential, new or, like me, seven years in).” 

L.A. Times “Reading Nook: Curtis Sittenfeld and her chocolate brown, fake-suede armchair”
“The book I’m currently reading is “Look How Happy I’m Making You” by Polly Rosenwaike. It’s a frank, smart, poignant-without-being-sentimental story collection about, as it happens, pregnancy and new babies. Its stories matter-of-factly depict the complexities of wanting to be pregnant, being pregnant and wishing you weren’t, and announcing to an infant, “I’m your mother. Isn’t that strange? What do you think of me? I mean, be honest.” 

Bustle: “15 Books About Modern Motherhood to Spark Important Conversations with Your Friends & Family
“Polly Rosenwaike's short stories center on women who want to be mothers, aren't sure they want to be mothers, or—having recently given birth—are overwhelmed by new motherhood. This one is perfect for book clubs.”

Triangle House Review: “Ways to Look” by Lynn Steger Strong
“Polly Rosenwaike’s Look How Happy I’m Making You [is] . . . tight and intimate, sad and funny, alive with some of the ways being a mother can go right, some of the ways it can sadden and destroy.”

Starred Kirkus Review
“An exquisite collection that is candid, compassionate, and emotionally complex.”

Publisher’s Weekly
“Rosenwaike’s edgy stories are endearingly honest, excruciatingly detailed, and irresistibly intimate, expertly depicting what motherhood means to millennials.” 

“The 12 stories in Rosenwaike’s debut collection capture the vast and intimate moments of motherhood and womanhood. . . . In each story, Rosenwaike’s remarkable prose conjures emotions so effectively that readers will feel pulled into the characters’ lives.”

Ms. Magazine’s “Great Reads for Winter” Bookmarks List
“Rosenwaike’s stories turn the idealized Madonna view of childbearing on its head; though each is in stark contrast to the next, a feminist theme is woven throughout.”

Ann Arbor Observer: “No Easy Heroics” by Keith Taylor
“Polly Rosenwaike's stories feel absolutely new, even as they explore the oldest and most central human experience.”

Shelf Awareness
“Taken as a whole, Look How Happy I'm Making You is a testament to the diversity of motherhood. . . . And yet, the stories here seem to say, there is something universal about the impossibility of that task that will resonate with any reader, be they mother or not.”

Leavenworth Times: “Cracked Spine Book Reviews: Thoughtful Read for Parents” by Jessey Nickells
“Pregnancy and the early years of parenting are rich subjects for storytellers, but Rosenwaike’s work is different. Her diverse assembly of narratives bravely goes beyond society’s simplification of motherhood as exhausting but rewarding.”