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

  • Lola

    Woah. This book feels like a GAME-CHANGER. And maybe it is, who knows, I sure don’t know many graphic novels mainly about pregnancy so this may just be one of the firsts of its kind. And maybe there...

  • David Schaafsma

    Lucy Knisley tells us at one point that she does NOT want to suggest that having a baby is “a terrible experience,” after having just told us several terrible things that happened to her, but I ca...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hannah Garden

    One of Lucy Knisley's undeniable strengths is that she is hardcore a Capricorn: by the age of thirty-one, as she tells you herself in this very book, she'd published five graphic memoirs, each one as ...

  • 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...

  • Stephanie

    Shortly after I gave birth, I had the sudden realization that "holy SHIT there are hundreds-thousands-millions of women walking around who have also gone through this wildly intense rollercoaster of a...

  • Kate ?? Olson

    This book blew me away. Kid Gloves is an (adult) graphic-format memoir of trying to conceive, pregnancy and childbirth, and Knisley doesn't hold back in writing and drawing about struggles, grief and ...

  • vanessa

    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 ...