It all started in Bloomingdale's. There, amidst the invigorating,
optimistic scent of new leather handbags, just around the bend from the "Up" escalator leading to untold Bloomies
booty, was a taunting, stomach-churning sight: rack upon rack, row upon row, of neatly stacked "Pregnancy Survival"
kits - a plethora of prepackaged maternity trinkets, a miasma of maternity mirth, marketed as remedies to the challenges of
pregnancy, but in reality, mere precursors to the endless stream of cute things over which pregnant women and new mothers
alone can claim dominion.
As if pregnant women don't have enough perks already. How about
a survival kit for those of us who can't get - or can't stay - pregnant?
Hence, this book. If you have
found yourself bearing a cross, instead of a child, we are fellow travelers on this lonely, twisting, always uphill road.
This book is an attempt to find a place where the road curves gently downward, where pungent large-petaled flowers dance
in the air and land on the sidewalk beneath our feet, and a canopy of branches arcs overhead, a leafy lattice-work rendering
the sky a tapestry of green and blue.
Most of all, it's a place in the road where we will not be overrun by smug,
self-satisfied pregnant women pushing strollers stuffed with cherub-cheeked toddlers into our path. Want to come along?
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you fed up with infertility? Are you tired of people telling you how to get pregnant? Are You Telling Me That A Cloned Sheep
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