Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

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
ISBN:null

    Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos Reviews

  • 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...

  • Olive (abookolive)

    This is now one of my favorite Lucy Knisley books. As she discusses in this book, in each of her previous works, she chronicles a transitional point in her life. In the popular French Milk, she is a m...

  • 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...

  • Elizabeth A

    "I was taught how to condom a banana, and to memorize the dates of amnesties, and the life-cycle stages of a pill bug .... But I was never taught about the intertwined history and science of taking ca...

  • Carol Tilley

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

  • Vanessa (splitreads)

    Did I heave a nice loud sob at the end? Oh man, I did. Lucy Knisley has developed so much as an artist and storyteller. I loved my time reading this: I learned new things; I smiled at quirky or silly ...

  • 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...