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One Good Egg: An Illustrated Memoirby Suzy Becker
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For the first 23 years of her life, Suzy Becker was sure she would have at least two babies. Then, it took her fifteen more years to decide to go ahead and have just one. One Good Egg is the funny, warmhearted story of her journey to fertility and becoming a mom, illustrated throughout with hundreds of her clever and charming cartoons.
Suzy Becker had found professional success in her twenties, but the husband market was a different story. She started off by falling in love with a woman, but when that didn't work out she decided she had everything she needed — the home, the savings, the friends, family, and the gumption — to have a baby alone. At age thirty-nine, she joined the ranks of the 6 million women who need medical help to conceive. In One Good Egg, she chronicles her travels through the maze of fertility treatments, constantly considering and reconsidering how far she was willing to go, inwardly convinced none of it would ever work. She learned she was pregnant on her way to tape an essay for National Public Radio, and five months later married her true love. You cannot adequately prepare for certain realities, like giving birth or parenthood, but with One Good Egg, Suzy Becker provides the perfect companion for readers' own journeys to motherhood and beyond.
"Suzy Becker is a comic genius." Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and Are You My Mother?
“Suzy Becker is a wonderful writer, hilarious, touching, and sweet.” Anne Lamott, author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Operating Instructions
"Talking ovaries, cranky uteruses, and Blinky the embryo — Suzy Becker brings mirth to birth." Hilary Price, author of Rhymes with Orange
For the first twenty-three years of her life, Suzy Becker was sure she would have at least two babies. Then it took her fifteen years to resolve to go ahead and have just one. One Good Egg is a funny, warmhearted, twenty-first century tale of making a family, illustrated with hundreds of her witty cartoons, clippings, charts, and pseudographs.
When Suzy Becker finally decided she had everything she needed — the home, the savings, the friends, the family, and the gumption — to have a baby alone, she was thirty-nine, which catapulted her into the ranks of the six million other American women who need medical help to conceive. In One Good Egg, she chronicles her travels through the maze of fertility treatments, considering and reconsidering how far she was willing to go and inwardly convinced none of it would ever work. Five months after she learned she was pregnant, Suzy got married.
While none of us can adequately plan or prepare for certain realities like giving birth or parenthood, Suzy Becker's One Good Egg reminds us we are not alone on our journeys.
About the Author
Author, artist, educator, and entrepreneur Suzy Becker began her career as an award-winning advertising copywriter, and then founded the Widget Factory, a greeting card company. She entered the world of books with what would become the internationally bestselling All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, and has since written and illustrated several award winning books for both children and adults including My Dog's the World's Best Dog; I Had Brain Surgery, What's Your Excuse?, Manny's Cows; Books Are for Reading; and Kids Make It Better. Her books, greeting cards, and works in print and TV advertising have earned her numerous design and writing awards. She lives with her family, a dog, and a formerly feral cat in central Massachusetts. Visit her Web site at www.suzybecker.com.
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