A New York Times bestseller

If you’re employed laborious sufficient, if you need it sufficient, when you’re sensible and proficient and “just right sufficient,” you’ll do the rest.

Except get pregnant.

Her complete lifestyles, Lucy Knisley sought after to be a mom. But if it was once in spite of everything the easiest time, conceiving grew to become out to be tougher than the rest she’d ever tried. Fertility problems had been adopted via miscarriages, and her eventual a success being pregnant plagued via well being problems, as much as a dramatic, close to-loss of life revel in all the way through hard work and supply.

This shifting, hilarious, and strangely informative memoir, Kid Gloves, no longer most effective follows Lucy’s private transition into motherhood but in addition illustrates the historical past and technology of reproductive well being from all angles, together with curious info and galvanizing (and infamous) figures in medication and midwifery. Whether or not you’ve were given youngsters, need them, or need not anything to do with them, there’s one thing on this photo memoir to open your thoughts and center.