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Kid Gloves
Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos | Lucy Knisley
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. Lucy Knisley longed to be a mother her whole life. That is: when the time was "right." Her teens and twenties were rife with misadventures in contraception� Lucy never realizing that when she decided it was the perfect time, conceiving would prove than anything she'd every attempted. Fertility problems were followed by miscarriages, and her eventual successful pregnancy plagued by health issues, up to a dramatic, near-death experience in labor and delivery. Kid Gloves is a continuation of New York Times- bestselling graphic memoirist Lucy Knisley 's transitional autobiographic graphic novels. It's a touching tale of navigating the rocky terrain of reproduction, loss, and new life.
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Spanish_Broom
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Second book of maternity leave. Made me appreciate the care of my midwives and doula all the more.

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booklover3258
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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.

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Readage
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• I'm in love with this cover and it also sounds like a good book. Have you read it? •

#TBR #memoir #nonfiction #children #pregnancy #fertility

JamieArc I love all Knisley‘s books, this one included. Super informative and fun, too. Though her own birth story freaked me out a bit and I hope i forget about it if I should ever get pregnant. 7d
Chelsea.Poole I love it! 7d
Readage @JamieArc 👍😉 2d
Readage @Chelsea.Poole 😉👏 2d
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BookishShelly
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I love this memoir. It‘s my first by this author but I‘ll definitely be reading her backlist. It shows the reality of pregnancy (including miscarriage) in memoir and alternating sections of pregnancy facts that are well done.

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Anna40
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I got this graphic novel / graphic memoir from my sister and read it on the plane back to Bmore. It is an insightful and honest look at pregnancy, women's bodies, miscarriages, motherhood and being a new parent.

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AmberWB
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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.

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SarahMillerBooks
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I foolishly picked up Kid Gloves at bedtime last night and stayed up until 1:17am to finish it. That good.

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GondorGirl
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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! 😍😍😍

Bookzombie I love her Instagram posts, especially about her cat, Linney. 1mo
JamieArc I‘m crying a bit that I didn‘t know about this until you posted about it earlier today. I‘m so close, yet so far away. Seeing if I can rearrange things to make it to the signing tomorrow. 1mo
GondorGirl @JamieArc I only found out about it last week. I signed up for their mailing litsy so that I don't miss out on the event next year. I hope you can get to the signing! 1mo
GondorGirl @Bookzombie 😍😍😍😍 1mo
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GondorGirl
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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.

JamieArc I love Lucy Knisley and loved this book, but her own birth story may have traumatized me a bit and I‘m hoping I forget it should I ever get pregnant... 1mo
GondorGirl @JamieArc I can totally understand that! What she went through is terrifying, and I admire her for sharing it. 1mo
Trashcanman I hate it when my uterus wanders, I usually beat it with a stick when it happens. 1mo
julesG @Trashcanman 😁😁😁 1mo
GondorGirl @Trashcanman 😂😂😂 1mo
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RealLifeReading
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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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alanacristin
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😍 #bookmail 😍
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

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xicanti
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Lunchtime comics: cornbread edition. I‘ve never been pregnant and I never want to be, but I‘m obsessed with this pregnancy/reproductive health memoir.

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Shadowfat
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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.

Chili Congratulations!🎊🎉 2mo
TheBookKeepers Aww congrats! 2mo
Johanna414 Congratulations! That‘s so exciting! 2mo
Anna40 While reading I thought that it must be a tough read when you're pregnant. I remember being so scared of a miscarriage and this book deals with more than one. A very important topic but maybe better to read about it once you've given birth? 3w
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greenhairdontcare
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I have been waiting SO LONG for this graphic novel to come out! Lucy has been a favourite of mine for so long & she announced this book during my own pregnancy. 🤰🏻

I want to share this page as it mirrors my own thoughts & experience.

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Chelsea.Poole
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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.

Clare-Dragonfly She posts little comics about Pal on Instagram! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Clare-Dragonfly oh my goodness! I don't follow her...changing that now. Thanks for the heads up!! 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly You‘re welcome! 🤗 2mo
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Lauredhel
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Library haul! #graphicnovel

RadicalReader Library Hauls are the best 2mo
j.rye Slice Girls looks so interesting! 2mo
Lauredhel @j.rye doesn't it? 2mo
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cwarnier
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Mehso-so

Interesting read. Not what I was expecting, but entertaining at times.
#24B4Monday 1:35 minutes down.

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BookishMarginalia
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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!

CouronneDhiver Pregnancy is fascinating... from a distance. lol 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @CouronneDhiver YESSSS. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 definitely from a distance. 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Stacking! 3mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @CouronneDhiver 🤣🤣🤣I agree! 3mo
Zelma Yay, good to know. I adore her but have less interest in childbirth and parenting. Glad it won‘t be disappointed. 3mo
greenhairdontcare I‘ve been waiting for a long time for this to come out! Really looking forward to it! 3mo
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BookishMarginalia
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BookishMarginalia
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Cartoonists and graphic novelists who are also mothers

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BookishMarginalia
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I love #LucyKnisley!

charl08 This opening reminds me of 3mo
JamieArc Recently finished it and loved it! 3mo
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BookishMarginalia
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Happy Saturday morning, dear Littens!

JoScho Is the @WanderingBookaneer playing Dr. MARIO?!? 3mo
JackOBotts @JoScho 💜💊 Dr. Mario!💊 🙌🏼 @WanderingBookaneer 3mo
WanderingBookaneer @JoScho 1. I love that I am now THE WanderingBookaneer. 😂 2. Yes, I love Dr. Mario at bought the NES reissue so that I could play that and the original Zelda. 3mo
KMooreSF Ahh! My partner and I play Dr Mario most nights 😂 3mo
KMooreSF @Kmaj17 check it out! 3mo
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Avidreader25
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March reading went well! My post on my favorite books of the year so far is up at the link below. What books have you loved so far in 2019?

http://avidreader25.blogspot.com/?m=1

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NotCool
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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.

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Lauren.Archer
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Knisley is such an inspiration, one of the best memoirists I have read. I love how much she puts herself out there with each Graphic Memoir. All she does is get better and better.

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Lauren.Archer
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I feel like I have been waiting forever for this book to come out.

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Avidreader25
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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?”

ManyWordsLater I love your reads! 4mo
Avidreader25 @ManyWordsLater Aww thanks! So many good books, so little time. 4mo
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greenhairdontcare
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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!

monalyisha YESS to Storytime & startin‘ ‘em young! 🙌🏻😉💖 5mo
greenhairdontcare @monalyisha Yep! My plan to get him addicted to books is working! *evil laugh* 5mo
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eekabook
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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)

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angrylilasian
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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. 😆

BookishMarginalia I‘m so jealous! 5mo
8little_paws My friend and her husband went as well. I didn't realize it was so packed! 5mo
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ManyWordsLater
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CuriousCaterpillar Love that book cover. 1mo
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nomadreader
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Happy Friday night!

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KarenUK
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#septemberdanes #pregnant
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!”

Kalalalatja Looks great! 10mo
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emtobiasz
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I fell into a #netgalley rabbit hole this afternoon and now have 5 new books downloaded and more requested. Send help.

Also, Lucy Knisley continues to be a delight and I still ❤️ everything she‘s done, so look forward to this in February!

Insightsintobooks I'm in the same rabbit hole :) 11mo
Zelma I always like her books (and outright love some of them), so I am really looking forward to this. 11mo
silentrequiem I had to quit NetGalley cold turkey for a bit. I have too many arcs to read... 11mo
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angrylilasian
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How is a person supposed to work when Netgalley gives you this?? 😆 #manicmonday

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WanderingBookaneer
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Knisley feels like an old friend by this point. I just love her graphic memoirs!

Chelsea.Poole I love her! I didn‘t realize this was out. Thanks for posting😊 11mo
WanderingBookaneer @Chelsea.Poole : It isn‘t out just yet. 11mo
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ErikaB
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Best. Day. Ever.😍 I‘m not even going to apologize for this galley brag. I‘ve been eagerly waiting for it to pop up on Netgalley and I practically fell off my chair when I saw it. I love Lucy Knisley‘s Instagram account and have been enjoying the weekly sneak peeks. My biggest dilemma is trying to decide whether to read it at once or stretch it out so I have something to look forward to after work for a little while!

SamanthaMarie I love Lucy Knisley!! Little Pal is the cutest ever. 11mo
ErikaB @SamanthaMarie I know, he‘s just too adorable! Her Instagram posts are usually a highlight in my day. 11mo
SamanthaMarie @ErikaB I agree!! Love that she shares about him so much. Definitely a positive light in a crazy world haha! 11mo
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angrylilasian
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It‘s finally available for preorder!! I‘m so excited! I love all of Lucy Knisley‘s work. She‘s a local author so I‘ve seen her a few times at my fav bookstore. And once met her adorable son (who‘s conception and birth are the subject of this book) in person and very awkwardly told her how cute he was and I follow her on Instagram. 😬

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