Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos Review

If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if you’re smart and talented and “good enough,” you can do anything.

Except get pregnant.

Her whole life, Lucy Knisley wanted to be a mother. But when it was finally the perfect time, conceiving turned out to be harder than anything she’d ever attempted. Fertility problems were followed by miscarriages, and her eventual successful pregnancy plagued by health issues, up to a dramatic, near-death experience during labor and delivery.

This moving, hilarious, and surprisingly informative memoir not only follows Lucy’s personal transition into motherhood but also illustrates the history and science of reproductive health from all angles, including curious facts and inspiring (and notorious) figures in medicine and midwifery. Whether you’ve got kids, want them, or want nothing to do with them, there’s something in this graphic memoir to open your mind and heart.

Title:Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    Kid Gloves looks like another cutesy book about pregnancy, but it's a lot more than that. It also features myths and facts about pregnancy, some interesting history regarding how far obstetric medicin...

  • Julie Ehlers

    LOL. How’d this happen? I’ve had an up-and-down relationship with Lucy Knisley for a few years now, with her most recent book, Something New, representing its absolute nadir. Ugh, Something New. S...

  • Carol Tilley

    An important and moving book that's certain to be an Eisner contender for 2019....

  • Marcela

    This gets a high rating because I'm a pregnant lover of comics and this book came along at the perfect time. Kid Gloves will actually be published right around the time when my baby enters the world, ...

  • Rachel Watkins

    With brutal honesty and delightful images, Lucy Knisley documents her journey with birth control, pregnancy, and early parenting in KID GLOVES. Her book explores the history of birthing and fills in t...

  • Anne

    "I grew the ivy over the garden wall."I really love Lucy Knisley's work. This is the third graphic memoir that I've read by her, and I've found that she has the ability to craft incredibly personal st...

  • Bethwyn (Butterfly Elephant Books)

    I am a huge fan of Lucy Knisley's work, so obviously I jumped at the chance to read Kid Gloves before its release. I wasn't entirely sure whether I would be super interested in the subject matter (I d...

  • Janet

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if you’re smart and tal...

  • Ashley Owens

    I received a electronic ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.I 100% loved and would recommend this. I related to it SO MUCH. I just gave birth to my daughter just under 4 m...

  • Katie

    So so so good. She manages to cover women’s health, pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood with honesty, humor, and love. I needed to read this book ❤ highly recommend. ARC provided by NetGalley...