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 adventure in maternity.
From finding a great donor who turned 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 an antidote to 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."
Irreverant and whip-smart, My Miserable, Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy is potent therapy for ill-timed break-ups, leg cramps, constipation and every other downside of a dream come true.
"This is one whiny, bitchy pregnant lady - and you can't help but love her. Askowitz is funny and fearless." - Louise Sloan, author of Knock Yourself Up: A Tell-All Guide to Becoming a Single Mom
"An awfully funny story." - Jennifer Traig, author of Devil in the details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood
"Hilarious and all too true. After my own miserable lesbian pregnany, Andrea Askowitz's confessions cheered me up immeasurably." - Ariel Gore, author of The Hip Mama Survival Guide