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Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

Category: Book
By (author): Knisley, Lucy
Subject:  COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Contemporary Women
  FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Pregnancy & Childbirth
  WEIRD / Graphic Novels
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: First Second
Published: February 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.40in x 6.25in x 0.87in
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From The Publisher*

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.

Review Quote*Relish : "Lucy Knisley is bringing comics into the kitchen." - USA Today Something New: "[This] graphic-novel memoir from First Second Books follows Lucy Knisley's own decade-long saga toward the altar, as well as her own keen and amusing observations on the marital industry she curated along the way." -The Washington Post
Biographical NoteLucy Knisley is the author and illustrator of beloved graphic novels about memory, identity, food, and family. She previously published the New York Times bestseller Relish: My Life in the Kitchen and Something New with First Second. She lives and works in Chicago, with her husband and child.