Oof! This book! So many feelings. Aspects of her fertility journey are similar to my own. It feels much less isolating to have proof in your hands that other people have been in similar shoes. There's a lot of humor, but also some history and facts around pregnancy and child birth. All interspersed with her own experiences.
This was my pick for #parentchildmemoir #booked2020 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
Library holds are such a beautiful thing! I'm incredibly happy to have our library available for "order and takeout" now.
The tagged book is my last prompt for #booked2020 #spring #ParentAndChildMemoir. When I read the description, I knew I had to read it. As someone with PCOS, fertility was such a struggle for me. I know this one will likely hit close to home.
I devoured this book in one day. Such a fantastic and brutally honest portrayal of pregnancy. I love her feminist lens that she uses to dissect so many of the misnomers associated with pregnancy and womanhood. Her drawings are amazing. Her storytelling is so funny and heartbreaking and just so real. I feel like I know this woman from reading so many of her graphic memoirs. Loved this book!
This was my first Lucy Knisley comic but it won‘t be my last. I loved her storytelling style as she shared her own journey to parenthood, which was at times sad, scary, hopeful, empowering, depressing, frustrating, affirming, and more. She intersperses chapters depicting the history of childbirth, medical research, myths versus truth, etc. I respect her sharing this very personal story with her readers, and now I want to read her other work.
Really enjoyed the book. Loved both Lucy‘s personal story and the pregnancy facts that she presented. I‘m one of the 5% who was born on my due date and my mom also had pre-eclampsia (dr caught it and put my mom on bed rest immediately) and I was an emergency c-section as well. Excellent book. 5⭐️ #2019 #bookreview #graphicnovels #memoir #bookstagram
As many other reviewers said, this book pretty depressing and terrifying, but it had a positive outcome in the end. It's important to have narratives about these types of things. As Knisley states, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, but it's considered taboo to talk about it.
This book is incredible but also scared the crap out of me? Knisley had a pretty brutal time with both pregnancy and birth: 2 miscarriages, all day nausea that lasted the whole first trimester, pre-eclampsia symptoms (which her doctor ignored), a c-section, and then full on eclampsia. I marvel at how she presents all of this extremely vulnerable material in such a matter-of-fact way. She even has her husband do the parts where she was unconscious!
Another Lucy Knisley, but one that I was going to skip. That is, until I saw it in an article about graphic medicine. As a fan of #graphicnonfiction and a browser of my mother's medical encyclopedia during childhood, I gamely checked this out and was not disappointed.
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I really enjoy Lucy Knisley‘s down-to earth, let‘s be real comics. And I love her simple birth plan: go home with a baby! This book will resonate with expecting moms who will appreciate knowing they‘re not alone in the worries, planning, and preparing only to find there‘s only so much you can plan for.
Book 219/265 7/20/19
So after reading Relish, I just want to read all of Lucy Knisley's books. That being said, no I do not have any children nor want any babies. This book was definitely an eye opener and interesting throughout. What she had to go through to get pregnant and then the issues throughout her pregnancy. I'm just glad everything smoothed out in the end and she has an adorable baby boy. I would definitely recommend this book to any expectant mothers.
I have read and enjoyed all of Lucy Knisley‘s graphic novels, but I found this one to be especially powerful. Part of it could be because I‘m a mom and could relate to certain aspects. But I think what really impacted me was how she intertwined the “politics of pregnancy” and the fact that still today, a woman‘s body is not really seen as her own,into her own pregnancy story. She shies away from nothing, and it is refreshing.
I met Lucy Knisley and she was everything I hoped she'd be, and I don't even care that this is a horrible picture, because she's so sweet and nerdy and everything! 😍😍😍
When it comes to horribly misinformed patriarchal ideas about women's bodies I think the wandering uterus might be my favorite historical example. It ranks right up there with women's bodies being able to shut down a rape pregnancy, and period huts.
It‘s another HOT HOT day (currently it‘s 102F/39C!!) and the heat has fried my brain and all I want to do is read a comic and eat some ice-cream - homemade Vietnamese coffee ice-cream and chocolate too. Also, I guess I didn‘t really need that chocolate chip cookie but my frazzled brain made me do it. Happy sweltering Tuesday everyone. Hope it‘s cooler where you are
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I had no idea there was a tea dragon card game! Now to find someone to play with. Who am I kidding, I will totally play versus myself because adorable tea dragons 💗
I'm also so excited to read Kid Gloves! Lucy Knisley and I were pregnant at the same time, and her chronicles always captured so perfectly the feelings and experiences of pregnancy and new parenthood. She's so delightfully talented!
#mommyreads #graphicnovels #games
As someone who is almost 3 months into my first pregnancy this graphic novel both terrified me and was informative. I appreciate the author sharing her struggles with miscarriages and other health issues. I also liked how she listed common myths and misconceptions surrounding pregnancy.
So many heart eyes for Lucy Knisley!! ? I have read almost all of her books, except a recent #graphicnovel about marriage. Gonna have to change that. She's just as fabulous as I remember, and having been pregnant not long ago myself, I related to this one more than any of her others. She's the best! Can't wait to read more about "Pal's" early life and her adventures in parenting.
Another excellent #LucyKnisley book! I have zero interest in pregnancy and childbirth, but I was riveted. I‘ve read her 5 previous books and can say this ranks as one of her best. Recommended!
Happy Saturday morning, dear Littens!
This is a very, very good book. All of Knisley‘s work that I‘ve seen has been insightful, kind, and charming. Kid Gloves is too. The author takes a look into the history of medicine while telling the story of her own experience with child birth. ...It‘s wonderful, but a rough ride. Just, treat yourself well when reading this, because some parts are upsetting.
I‘ve loved following Knisley‘s career in her wonderful graphic memoirs. Since I‘m currently pregnant, this one was particularly perfect timing. She blends historical facts about pregnancy & childbirth with her own difficult experience. She‘s honest and open about her pain & doubt. Her birth experience might have been extreme, but her pregnancy and miscarriages are all too relatable. I loved it.
“I don‘t feel good. Can I have some nachos, please?”
1. I go at least once a week to take my toddler to story time. He has developed a love of books so afterwards we spend time browsing & borrowing together. 🥰
2. Currently 15. 3 are the toddler‘s!
3. Print & picture books, graphic novels, e-books & audiobooks.
4. Not yet! It will happen though. 🤫 All my holds came in at once! 😩
5. 3, down from 10!
6. Kid Gloves by Lucy Knisley.
Thanks @monalyisha ! This was fun!
I abso-positively adore all of Lucy Knisley's books I've read, and this one was no exception. She makes pregnancy accessible and intersperses her personal journey with fascinating facts about the history of women's pregnancy health. This book would be amazing for someone who's given birth or is hoping to. The art is beautiful and emotional, I loved every moment and am so glad that Lucy survived her harrowing labor (those pages are AMAZING btw)
I went to the book launch party for Lucy Knisley‘s new book today. She made stickers and activity books! She was also doing quick sketch portraits for everyone. The line was long and after waiting for over an hour, I had to get my kids dinner so we left. Kind of bummed but I‘m happy to see her so well loved in Chicago. It was fun to see “Pal” in person. I wanted to take a picture of him reading with my kids but thought that might be creepy. 😆
I just love Lucy Knisley‘s graphic memoirs.... it‘s been fun and at times very moving, following her through so many life events - her trips abroad, her grandparents aging, her wedding preparations....
Her books are so full of family, her love of food and so much warmth. I‘ve already pre-ordered this, her next book. The subtitle is “Nine months of Careful Chaos!”