Join Women & Children First Bookstore as we celebrate Kid Gloves, the new graphic memoir from our friend Lucy Knisley on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 4 PM! This celebration promises to be super fun and non-traditional with kids’ activities and Lucy will do quick sketched portraits of customers in the signing line. More details coming soon!
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 was plagued by health issues, including a dramatic, near-death experience during labor and delivery. This moving, hilarious, and surprisingly informative memoir not only follows Lucy’s personal journey to motherhood but also illustrates the history and science of reproductive health from all angles. 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, award-winning graphic novels about memory, identity, food, and family, including Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride, Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, French Milk, An Age of License, and Displacement and the web comic series Stop Paying Attention.
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