Synopsis: There are more than 150,000 twin births every year, and over five million IVF babies have been born since the technology’s inception. In this timely and compelling memoir, K.K. Goldberg offers a unique, firsthand, week-by-week reflection upon that journey—the roller coaster of a high-tech conception and high-risk multiple pregnancy. With the author’s eccentric family and wry humor in the mix, this is a universally relatable story that’s hard to put down. “Not just a smart and funny book about twins—a smart and funny book,” wrote bestselling author Pamela Druckerman, on reading The Doctor and The Stork.
Review: This is a wonderful memoir. It provides a window into the world of IVF, as well as a week-by-week look at being pregnant with twins. There is doubt, fear, anticipation, disappointment, anger, and humor.
For those of us who have never been on this particular journey, this book is very educational. For those who have been through it, or are going through it, I think the honesty here will be a great comfort.
**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
Rating: Four stars
About the author
MacDowell Fellow and MFA graduate K.K. Goldberg’s writing has appeared in The New York Times and in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The Sun, The Gettysburg Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review and Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009.She’s also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. A native of Bethesda, Maryland, Kathryn lives in Berkeley with her husband, twin toddlers, and a mischievous bichon. Connect with Kathryn at kkgoldberg.com, Facebook.com/KathrynKefauver, or @kathrynkefaver on Twitter.