Eight and a Half Years
Sixteen Infertility Cycles
Four Timed Intercourse Cycles
Two IUI Cycles
Two Egg Retrievals
Seven Frozen Embryo Transfers
Thousands of Dollars
This is not a “how to have a baby” book. It’s not a “how to survive until you have a baby” book. It’s a “how to survive and maybe even thrive while trying to have a baby” book. That’s what I know: how to survive infertility and make the best of it while you’re praying for the miracle of a baby. And I know how to survive this because I’ve done it for nearly a decade.
Some people just have sex to get pregnant. Not me. Maybe not you, either. Infertility is a hell of a life crisis, we have infertility battles to fight, and this gets worse before it gets better. But I was made strong enough for this, and so were you. Let me show you how I know.
Idea: The author has taken a complicated, sensitive personal topic and crafted an extremely poignant book. It's funny, sad, heartbreaking, heartwarming, and more.
Prose/Style: Vasher structures this book extremely well, starting with an emotional visit to the doctor's office that will immediately engross the reader. Often witty, the narrative deals candidly with the complex emotions that can accompany the experience of trying for a baby.
Originality: The author's sarcastic wit, powerful descriptions, and empathetic nature result in a greatly moving and entertaining blend of memoir and self-help.
Character Development/Execution: Readers struggling with infertility will garner great support and comfort from Vasher’s human, honest, and authentic words.
Date Submitted: February 01, 2021