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“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
"Suzy Becker is a comic genius." —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home and Are You My Mother?
“Following in the tradition of James Thurber and Jules Feiffer, best-selling author/illustrator Becker combines droll illustrations with a lively narrative style in this chronicle of the high expectations and shattering disappointments on her journey to motherhood… Her laugh-out-loud humor permeates this account of her experiences…Tender and funny, this appealing modern love story is greatly enhanced by the author's drawings.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[A] funny, happily-ever-after story…This smile-inducing first-person journey is a worthwhile investment for anyone going through infertility treatment and anyone else who just wants a good chuckle.” —Booklist
“The delightful images and unswerving humor of this lighthearted tale of the making of a modern family will provide a much-needed repose for readers on their own journey to parenthood.” —Library Journal
“Touching and very funny . . . This book is bordering on essential for both moms-to-be with flagging fertility and for lesbian couples hoping to become parents, but is an absolutely beautiful book about love and determination that will be enjoyed by a wide variety of readers. Becker's fantastic, on-point cartoon illustrations cover all manner of observations and worries, and every woman who has ever been pregnant will relate.”—Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
“A humorous memoir that chronicles [Becker’s] sometimes difficult journey through fertility treatments and childbirth.” —Worcester Telegram Gazette
"A heart-warming and side-splitting memoir about trying to get pregnant...[One Good Egg] is one of the best new books out now. Incidentally, it might also be one of our favorite Mothers Day gift ideas...While we all know there are a myriad of ways to have a baby in an unconventional way (from sperm donors to egg freezing to in vitro fertilization to adoption), it's great to see an utterly personal, informative (but not scientific), and above all humorous tale about one woman figuring out her own road to becoming a mother. Becker's book is an exciting read, and her cartoons kill it. We're so glad the story has such a happy ending." —Elizabeth Street blog
Posted June 1, 2013
This is an engaging and compelling memoir about the author's quest to conceive a baby at an "Advanced Maternal Age," as one of her doctors puts it (the author was 42 when she finally became pregnant). The journey to this milestone and the events that follow, leading up to the birth of her daughter (not a spoiler, because you can see her on the cover!), are told with warmth, humor and the addition of clever, witty illustrations that elevate the book beyond the typical memoir. This is a wonderful book for mothers, but it's really for everyone. I don't have children, yet I was drawn in immediately and was emotionally involved in the highs and lows of the author's experience from the beginning to the end of the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.