Kid Gloves

About the Author: Lucy Knisley

School of the Art Institute of Chicago currently pursuing an MFA at the

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  • Paperback
  • 248 pages
  • Kid Gloves
  • Lucy Knisley
  • English
  • 24 March 2017

Kid Gloves 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 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.

10 thoughts on “Kid Gloves

  1. Lola says:

    Woah This book feels like a GAME CHANGER And maybe it is, who knows, I sure don t know many graphic novels mainly about pregnancy so this may just be one of the firsts of its kind And maybe there will be in the future, only time will tell Wouldn t that be amazing, though I learned so much from it I have read stories about pregnancy, like the memoir AND NOW WE HAVE EVERYTHING by Meaghan O Connell which was fascinating but also a little bit lot traumatizing Still, ever since I read that book, I became interested in knowing about pregnancy and motherhood In this book, Lucy Knisley shares her experience of trying for a baby, having miscarriages, going through depression, being pregnant and having a baby and She also takes the time to teach the readers I did not expect to close this book and be so much informed than I was when I first opened it Who knew miscarriages were so frequent Who knew there were so many misconceptions Who knew you could control so little So you CAN have babies after the age of 35 I appreciated how far Lucy pushed I don t know if that was a pun or a really inappropriate sente...

  2. David Schaafsma says:

    Lucy Knisley tells us at one point that she does NOT want to suggest that having a baby is a terrible experience, after having just told us several terrible things that happened to her, but I can say reading her book was for me at times a stressful experience, since her detailed account of her way difficult pregnancy, in spite of being enhanced by information gleaned by constant research she has done, and broken up by some laughs, reveals that she had the Pregnancy and Childbirth her first From Hell Since Knisley, like Quebec artist Michel Rabagliati, is writing memoirs about all stages of her life and I am reading all of them , she is committed to being here as in her memoir about getting married, Something New Tales from a Makeshift Bride educational, entertaining, and painful honest about what she has experienced with her husband John whom I love and want to take out for a beer The marriage memoir was also angsty but very, very light hearted compared to this one, though, trust me.Now, consider the source if you decide to continue reading this review while Knisley makes the occasional nod to non breast feeders which of course includes millions...

  3. Julie Ehlers says:

    LOL How d this happen I ve had an up and down relationship with Lucy Knisley for a few years now, with her most recent book, Something New, representing its absolute nadir Ugh, Something New. So when I saw a Goodreads giveaway for Knisley s new book, Kid Gloves, my first instinct was to stay far away A faint spark of curiosity caused me to enter the giveaway anyway, but I was of course fully expecting that I wouldn t win The odds were against it, after all I guess we can all see what happened next I am therefore thrilled to report to you that Kid Gloves was great As I ve mentioned before on Goodreads, I m not particularly interested in the fertility pregnancy childbirth narratives of people I don t know at all, but Knisley really does her homework here, and this book is an entertaining and highly informative feminist analysis of all of these issues, in addition to being Knisley s own personal story.And it s that personal story that s the most revelatory here As a happily childless person, I would never, ever, ever, ever in a million years buy into the idea that childless people are inherently self centered than people with kids anyone who truly believes that is just being a jerk But as far as Lucy Knisley herself is concerned, her motherhood journey seems to be just the big life event she needed to jolt her into a place of maturity, insight, and depth in her work I was excited and appreci...

  4. destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] says:

    Kid Gloves looks like another cutesy book about pregnancy, but it s a lot than that It also features myths and facts about pregnancy, some interesting history regarding how far obstetric medicine has come, tidbits about medical struggles, and most notably, a long section on infertility and miscarriages.There s a point Lucy makes at one point that really resonated with me, as a fellow miscarriage survivor If 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage, why aren t 25% of media portrayals of pregnancies acknowledging that Instead, we live in a world where people are made to feel guilty, ashamed, and or tragically alone after a miscarriage, and we have to do better It isn t fair for anyone to suffer these traumas alone.While it got a bit boring at times, overall, I thought Kid Gloves was an interesting pregnancy memoir I m not sure I would give it to an expectant mother, because I think it would have terri...

  5. Olive (abookolive) says:

    This is now one of my favorite Lucy Knisley books As she discusses in this book, in each of her previous works, she chronicles a transitional point in her life In the popular French Milk, she is a markedly less sympathetic character, being in that moody period of her late teenage years But in her subsequent works, we see her develop into a passionate, empathetic adult who struggles to balance a career, family, and relationships In her animated form, we walk with Lucy back into a never quite over relationship and then escort her down the aisle to marry her perfect quirky counterpart, John And now, in Kid Gloves, Lucy gets even grown up, taking us on the roller coaster ride of getting pregnant and becoming a mother It was not an easy ride at any point Lucy struggled through devastating miscarriages only to discover she needed a surgical procedure to be physically capable of carrying a baby to full term Once this was performed and she successfully conceived, her difficult pregnancy began and eventually concluded with the nearly fatal delivery of her son.I follow Lucy on social media so I had an inkling of some of the things she was going through at this point in time, but obviously this book gives...

  6. Elizabeth A says:

    I was taught how to condom a banana, and to memorize the dates of amnesties, and the life cycle stages of a pill bug But I was never taught about the intertwined history and science of taking care of my own body This graphic memoir covers the next phase of the author s life We ve been through her new adulthood, her marriage, and it s now time for the baby carriage Unlike her previous works, this one does than explore her life an...

  7. Stephanie says:

    Shortly after I gave birth, I had the sudden realization that holy SHIT there are hundreds thousands millions of women walking around who have also gone through this wildly intense rollercoaster of an experience And yet there s not much in the mainstream that really tells the truth about this, which left me scrambling last year to figure out what was going on and what was normal I loved this graphic memoir for its honesty, humor, and simple offering of firsthand experience.I ve seen plenty of reviews that encouraged women newly pregnant or with new babies to read this and that s true, it s important to have a place to feel seen BUT I also think people who are never going to be pregnant should also spend some time here If you re not going to be pregnant yourself, you are going to know someone who is Being pregnant myself made me want to be honest about what was happening then, and now I think you ll find this fascinating, learn a bunch, and understand ho...

  8. Hannah Garden says:

    One of Lucy Knisley s undeniable strengths is that she is hardcore a Capricorn by the age of thirty one, as she tells you herself in this very book, she d published five graphic memoirs, each one as cleanly constructed as if from a kit, gleaming with that I write outlines for my to do lists singlemindedness goats are known for.I ve read almost all of them They are each of them lovely, bright and tidy as a paperdollhouse And I slam through them as unselfconsciously personal memoirs by a woman, they are precisely up my alley, and compulsively readable.And yet every single time I find myself having the same puzzling experience Why don t I love them The Lucy of these memoirs is brimming with self assurance, and her experiences are of the largely consequence less, upper class variety cultivating a relationship with gourmet food, going to art school, taking European vacations, DIYing a roomily budgeted wedding They are memoirs without stakes, and therefore without urgency confession without viscera, self reporting without introspection captain s log the waves and the clouds than anything scraped up from diving into the wreck whether blue or breathing Even this latest remains perplexingly landlocked Kid Gloves is about the most harrowing, primeval experience a human can go through, yet Knisley renders it in the same antiseptic pastels with which she drew her wedding plans.There s this great quote from Al...

  9. Kate ☀️ Olson says:

    This book blew me away Kid Gloves is an adult graphic format memoir of trying to conceive, pregnancy and childbirth, and Knisley doesn t hold back in writing and drawing about struggles, grief and ALL of the ups and downs and physical detail of this stage of her ...

  10. Carol Tilley says:

    An important and moving book that s certain to be an Eisner contender for 2019.