One Good Egg: An Illustrated Memoir

One Good Egg: An Illustrated Memoir

by Suzy Becker
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One Good Egg: An Illustrated Memoir by Suzy Becker

For the first twenty-three years of her life, Suzy Becker was sure she would have at least two babies. Then it took another fifteen 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 found professional success in her twenties, and by her thirties, she decided she had everything she needed-the home, the savings, the friends, the family, and the gumption-to have a baby alone. At age thirty-nine, she joined the ranks of the six 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 NPR, 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 her readers' own journeys to motherhood and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608193264
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.53(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.63(d)

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

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PhilaK More than 1 year ago
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.