Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos

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 success If you work hard enough, if you want it enough, if you?re smart and talented and ?good enough,? you...

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Title:Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos
Author:Lucy Knisley
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Genres:Sequential Art
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:248 pages pages

Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos Reviews

  • Oriana
    Apr 29, 2019
    I did not enjoy this book because I don't enjoy hearing about pregnancy in gratuitous detail, or birth, or small children. I have unpopular opinions about the pursuit of motherhood and a highly developed ick-reflex, so none of this was my cup of tea. But don't listen to this nonsense f...
  • Suzanne
    Apr 13, 2019
    I?ve followed Lucy Knisley?s work since her debut French Milk in 2007. I?ve always found myself kind of connected to her, being that we?re close in age and life milestones. She wrote a book about her wedding not long after I got married, and now she?s published a book on her ...
  • David Schaafsma
    Apr 09, 2019
    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 ...
  • vanessa
    Mar 02, 2019
    Did I heave a nice loud sob at the end? Oh man, I did. Lucy Knisley has developed so much as an artist and storyteller. I loved my time reading this: I learned new things; I smiled at quirky or silly faces (her puking drawings... lol); I laughed out loud (please tell me more about elep...
  • Kathleen
    Feb 22, 2019
    My Q&A for the Chicago Tribune: https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifest... Lucy Knisley?s new witty and intimate graphic memoir ?Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos,? offers the refreshingly frank, utterly un-sugar-coated account of her struggles with infertility and a ...
  • Jamie
    Mar 21, 2019
    First, this 5-star glowing review is coming from a woman who never wants to have kids. I think this would benefit all people, especially women, yes, but also wouldn't it be nice to mail a copy to all the anti-abortion males who think that a pregnant woman should have to have the bab...
  • Hannah Garden
    Mar 23, 2019
    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...
  • Ashley
    Mar 06, 2019
    I always feel the same way when I finish a new Lucy Knisley book. It?s so weird to have followed her since the very beginning of her career (through a stroke of luck, I?ve followed her blog from the beginning, before she published a book, because a friend also followed her), to ess...
  • Julie Ehlers
    Feb 17, 2019
    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 insti...
  • Rachel Watkins
    Oct 30, 2018
    With brutal honesty and delightful images, Lucy Knisley documents her journey with birth control, pregnancy, and early parenting in KID GLOVES. Her book explores the history of birthing and fills in the gaps on what was blatantly missing in sex ed classes. Highly recommend. ...
  • Elizabeth A
    Mar 08, 2019
    "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....
  • Marcela
    Oct 09, 2018
    This gets a high rating because I'm a pregnant lover of comics and this book came along at the perfect time. Kid Gloves will actually be published right around the time when my baby enters the world, so I was thrilled to get an ARC via NetGalley. I really appreciate Lucy Knisley's ...
  • b.andherbooks
    Apr 09, 2019
    Content warning: miscarriage I adore Lucy Knisley's work, and this book is no exception. I truly appreciated Knisley's open willingness to discuss her struggles with pregnancy. The way she can depict her emotions through her art is just masterful. I also love how she explores histor...
  • Carol Tilley
    Sep 04, 2018
    An important and moving book that's certain to be an Eisner contender for 2019. ...
  • Elise
    Mar 20, 2019
    This was really, really good. I highly recommend it for parents or people thinking of becoming parents someday. I, myself, have a lot of anxiety around that prospect and this very real yet still humorous look at pregnancy and childbirth was oddly refreshing. I say "oddly refreshing" be...
  • Elena
    Mar 02, 2019
    I really enjoyed how she told this story, and I am still RAGING over her doctor's incompetence. ...
  • Ashley Owens
    Sep 10, 2018
    I received a electronic ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I 100% loved and would recommend this. I related to it SO MUCH. I just gave birth to my daughter just under 4 months ago. And while my experience wasn't exactly the same as the authors, there w...
  • Rachel (TheShadesofOrange)
    Apr 10, 2019
    3.5 Stars As someone who has experienced infertility issues followed by a complicated pregnancy and labour, I actually had a lot in common with the author of this graphic memoir. So I was surprised when I didn?t love this one as much as Knisley?s previous work. The story was hones...
  • Maggie
    Mar 29, 2019
    This is just the book I needed right before being induced on April 2nd. It?s realistic and not all pretty. It also broke my heart at times but makes me excited about becoming a mom. This book should be for anyone who?s having or had a baby because it?s awesome. ...
  • Emma
    May 12, 2019
    All of Lucy?s books are perfect ...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    Mar 22, 2019
    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 life. I highly rec...
  • Lola
    Mar 24, 2019
    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 more in the future, only time will tell. Wouldn?t that be amazing, though? ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Jan 25, 2019
    Kid Gloves looks like another cutesy book about pregnancy, but it's a lot more 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 infer...
  • Olive (abookolive)
    Mar 10, 2019
    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...
  • Rod Brown
    Apr 18, 2019
    Knisley has become one of my favorite memoirists. She balances out the emotional story of her eventful pregnancy with humor and interesting historical facts about gynecology, pregnancy, and childbirth. It sounds like she's already at work on a book about motherhood, and I'm looking ...
  • Anne
    Dec 20, 2018
    "I grew the ivy over the garden wall." I really love Lucy Knisley's work. This is the third graphic memoir that I've read by her, and I've found that she has the ability to craft incredibly personal stories that still feel universal. In this book, she looks back on the conception, p...
  • Maia
    Mar 12, 2019
    Lucy Knisley has a way of capturing the day to day moments of life that build an engaging, vivid story even when the subject (as often seen on her blog) is to-do lists and cat behaviors. In this book she has taken on bigger topics: sexual education, miscarriage, pregnancy, and a near f...
  • Helen
    Apr 05, 2019
    I really love Lucy Knisley's graphic memoirs and this one was no exception. Lucy documents her pregnancy journey with humor and also with very thought provoking facts about a women's pregnancy. I look forward reading more from her in the future. ...
  • Bianca
    May 03, 2019
    I cried in two different Barnes and Nobles reading this. I read this while on three different trips to Barnes and Noble because the first peek of it was so good and the hold list at work was too long for me to wait to finish. Highly emotional, easy to follow, great relaxed tone, to...
  • Kelsey Ebling
    Jun 01, 2019
    I found this book to be fascinating, informative, heartfelt, and funny. I thought I knew a lot, having gone through pregnancy and labor myself twice. turns out there's much I didn't know and it was eye-opening to read about an experience that was very different from my own. I hope it w...