Good Eggs

Good Eggs

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In the tradition of the acclaimed graphic memoirs "Fun Home" and "Persepolis" comes a funny, insightful, and deeply moving book about learning to appreciate what we have when we can't seem to get what we want. For Phoebe Potts, the path to maternal fulfillment has not been easy. All her friends seem to get pregnant, but she can't conceive for all her trying. As Phoebe and her husband, Jeff, navigate the emotionally and physically fraught world of fertility experts, she takes stock of what matters in the rest of her life and reflects on the winding journey to her true calling as an artist. From her days as an amateur union organizer in Texas to her spiral into paralyzing depression in Mexico; from her soul-shrinking, all-for-the-benefits stint as an administrative assistant at a fancy university in Cambridge to her flirtation with rabbinical school, Phoebe illuminates the bumpy road to vocational and personal contentment. Her wonderful, hilarious, and utterly original drawings capture the truly good eggs--an unforgettably nutty mother; a devoted husband; a team of therapists, hairdressers, and landladies; friends; and a sidekick housecat--that together expand the definition of what really makes a family.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 251 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 639.56g
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061711462
  • 9780061711466
  • 1,153,378

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"Potts' memoir recounts her efforts to become pregnant but encompases much beyond exploring her desire for motherhood. . . . Potts delievers a highly developed revelation of the layers, beyond coping with being a parent or not, that make up her identity.--"Booklist"
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453 ratings
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4 38% (171)
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2 9% (40)
1 4% (16)
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