Book Launch Party: KID GLOVES by Lucy Knisley

Join us as we celebrate Kid Gloves, the new graphic memoir from our friend Lucy Knisley! This celebration promises to be super fun and non-traditional with kids' activites and a brief edition of Story time with Drag Queens! Plus, Lucy will do quick sketch portraits of customers who purchase a book and hop in the signing line.

Her whole life, Lucy Knisley wanted to be a mother. But when it was finally the perfect time, conceiving turned out to be harder than anything she’d ever attempted. Fertility problems were followed by miscarriages, and her eventual successful pregnancy was plagued by health issues, including a dramatic, near-death experience during labor and delivery. This moving, hilarious, and surprisingly informative memoir not only follows Lucy’s personal journey to motherhood but also illustrates the history and science of reproductive health from all angles. Whether you’ve got kids, want them, or want nothing to do with them, there’s something in this graphic memoir to open your mind and heart.

Lucy Knisley is the author and illustrator of beloved, award-winning graphic novels about memory, identity, food, and family, including Something New: Tales from a Makeshift Bride, Relish: My Life in the Kitchen, French Milk, An Age of License, and Displacement and the web comic series Stop Paying Attention.

Event date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Kid Gloves: Nine Months of Careful Chaos Cover Image
By Lucy Knisley, Lucy Knisley (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781626728080
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - February 26th, 2019