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Knocking Myself Up

Knocking Myself Up

A Memoir Of My (In)Fertility

by Michelle Tea
Hardback
Publication Date: 30/03/2023

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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.

ISBN:
9780063210622
9780063210622
Category:
Pregnancy
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
30-03-2023
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
229x152x30mm
Weight:
0.41kg
Michelle Tea

Michelle Tea is the author of over a dozen books, including the cult-classic Valencia, the illustrated Rent Girl, and the speculative memoir Black Wave. She is the recipient of awards from the Guggenheim, Lambda Literary, and Rona Jaffe Foundations, PEN/America, and other institutions.

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