Author Andrea Askowitz, will be reading selections from her new memoir, My miserable Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy.
My Miserable Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy— Andrea Askowitz has the best life in the world. She’s pregnant and healthy. She has friends and family who love her. She has money and meaningful work. And all she can do is obsess about the one thing she doesn’t have: Kate, her ex-girlfriend. My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy is a funny, whiny, all-too-real account of one girl’s true adventures with maternity. From finding a great donor who turns out to be shooting blanks (“I was a lesbian with male fertility problems,”) through all-day morning sickness and graduation into “fat-girl underwear,” Andrea’s life reads like the antidote to many sugar-sweet pregnancy guides and memoirs. In week 8, her sense of smell becomes so strong that she can tell what deodorant people are wearing. In week 28, she plans a pity party, complete with black-only dress code and a violin player: “It isn’t an attempt to make fun of myself, because that would be too joyous.”
Irreverent and whip-smart, My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy is potent therapy for ill-timed break-ups, leg cramps, constipation, and every other downside to a dream come true.
Accompanying Andrea on her “Misery Loves Company Tour” are authors Jennifer Traig and Meredith Maran.
About the Authors:
Andrea Askowitz is a full time mom, writer and founder of Bike Out, a non-profit organization created to introduce gay and lesbian inner city kids to the outdoors. She performs and produces the program "Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud" at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida.
Jennifer Traig’s books include Devil in the Details, Retox and Judaikitsch; her forthcoming memoir is called Well Enough Alone. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the London Observer, Self, Jane, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Jennifer lives in Berkeley.
Meredith Maran is the best-selling author of several nonfiction books, and an award-winning journalist who writes for magazines and newspapers including Playboy, Real Simple, Salon, More, Health, Vibe, Family Circle, Parenting, Mother Jones, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She’s currently slaving away at her first work of fiction, a novel starring a gorgeous bisexual.
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