Kid Gloves: Nine Months Of Careful Chaos by Lucy KnisleyKid Gloves: Nine Months Of Careful Chaos by Lucy Knisley

Kid Gloves: Nine Months Of Careful Chaos

byLucy KnisleyIllustratorLucy Knisley

Paperback | February 26, 2019

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A New York Times bestseller

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, Kid Gloves, 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.

Lucy 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.
Title:Kid Gloves: Nine Months Of Careful ChaosFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.4 × 6.26 × 0.87 inPublished:February 26, 2019Publisher:first secondLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626728089

ISBN - 13:9781626728080


Editorial Reviews

"Knisley's personal journey can be compelling and quite funny... But the book, with its jaunty colors and friendly black art, works best as an extended public service announcement. The pages breathe easily, cleverly composed and uncluttered."- The New York Times"Knisley's nuanced look at pregnancy and her message of bodily autonomy will resonate with teens, especially those who appreciated the graphic anthology Mine!-School Library Journal