The book was published in I really liked my Sperm Man. From this point, Aizley's tale reads like any woman's: Now, nine years later, having finally read the book, I'd say the author's charm in these pages wears very thin very quickly. Alyson may have a good crossover title here, at least to hip straight women. By now I was curled up on the sofa and had swapped the decaf for a small Sauvignon Blanc.
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The journey unfolds within the context of her relationship with her female partner, her mother's cancer diagnosis, the threat of her own possible infertility and finally pregnancy itself. Sincerity on the writing sample? Meanwhile, Aizley's sweet mom is dying of cancer, her hetero sister is having an unbelievably easy pregnancy-the story is as addictive as a good soap. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Write a review Rate this item: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. This book helped me see how much I utterly do not care about passing on my specific genetic material, and how much I really am not interested in medicalizing my own experience of procreation. Snarky, self-deprecating memoir about the author's attempts to get pregnant. Religion and Home Birth in America.
Peeling back the layers of self-indulgence accumulated in odd years as a self-proclaimed gay, childless, albeit happy neurotic, Harlyn Aizley takes the reader on one of the most personal, intimate and utterly female journeys any woman, gay or straight, can make-that of becoming a mother. I was going to do it on my own. That's a lot of shit to think about. For a glimpse into Harlie and Faith's life after the book ends, check out Faith's essay in the anthology Aizley edited, Confessions of the Other Mother. The author is ready to have a baby, but first the couple must decide on a donor: The Best Books of If you have a story to tell or a question to ask, please do get in touch at fertilitystories metro.