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Knocking myself up, a memoir of my (in)fertility, Michelle Tea - hardcover

Summary
"From PEN/America Award winner, 2021 Guggenheim fellow, and beloved literary and tarot icon Michelle Tea, the hilarious, powerfully written, taboo-breaking story of her journey to pregnancy and motherhood as a 40 year-old, queer, uninsured woman. Written in intimate, gleefully TMI prose, Knocking Myself Up is the irreverent account of Tea's route to parenthood-with a group of ride-or-die friends, a generous drag queen, and a whole lot of can-do pluck. Along the way she falls in love with a wholesome genderqueer a decade her junior, attempts biohacking herself a baby with black market fertility meds (and magicking herself an offspring with witch-enchanted honey), learns her eggs are busted, and enters the Fertility Industrial Complex in order to carry her younger lover's baby. With the signature sharp wit and wild heart that have made her a favorite to so many readers, Tea guides us through the maze of medical procedures, frustrations and astonishments on the path to getting pregnant, wryly critiquing some of the systems that facilitate that choice ("a great, punk, daredevil thing to do"). In Knocking Myself Up, Tea has crafted a deeply entertaining and profound memoir, a testament to the power of love and family-making, however complex our lives may be, to transform and enrich us"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
2011 The biological clock; or, optimism -- 2012 The in/fertiltiy industrial complex; or, intimidation -- 2013 One out of four; or, disappointment -- 2014 Invasion of the body snatcher; or, joy -- 2021
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Edition
First edition.
Physical Description
xi, 286 pages, 24 cm
Isbn
9780063210622

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