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Kid Gloves
Nine Months of Careful Chaos
By (author): Lucy Knisley Illustrated by: Lucy Knisley
9781626728080 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction / Biography & Memoir Feb 26, 2019 Print Run: 40000
$25.99 CAD
Active 6.26 x 8.4 x 0.88 in 256 pages Full-color illustrations throughout First Second
 
Harvey Award 2019, Nominated

ANew 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 theNew York TimesbestsellerRelish: My Life in the Kitchen andSomething Newwith First Second.She lives and works in Chicago, with her husband and child.

- Publishers Weekly review
- NYT bestselling author of Relish which sold over 1,600 copies in Canada
- Elle.com excerpt reveal
- Rep Pick

Rep Pick: 
I really “relished” Lucy’s first book about her lifelong relationship with food and I can’t wait for her new graphic memoir about her difficulties conceiving and being pregnant. Lucy has been hyping this book’s “birth” with forty weeks of fun pregnancy facts on her Instagram, amidst (spoiler alert) photos of her super cute son! —Dani Farmer

"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 anthologyMine!" –School Library Journal

"Lucy Knisley has a well-earned reputation for emotionally evocative, introspective, and intimate autobiographical work... Her art has become more refined and ambitious, eliciting specific feelings and reactions alongside telling a true story." —The A.V. Club

"In sharing her journey's bumps and switchbacks, Knisley assures that there's no perfect pregnancy story and that even a lot of strife won't dim the joy of a child's ecstatic arrival." —Booklist,starred review

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