My Miserable Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 3, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 248 pages
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In this memoir of her 40 weeks and five days in hell, Andrea Askowitz takes an unflinching look at her pregnant life from struggling with hormones to poor body image to a self imposed exile from family to take us on a ride through the turbulence of single lesbian motherhood. Along the way we meet her liberal parents as they struggle with their daughter's choices, the lover she longs to reconnect with who goes M.I.A. before the pregnancy, the friends who turn out to be no help at all and strangers who offer up some unlikely kindness. Andrea presents herself real, raw, impossibly cranky yet deeply touching with her self-deprecating dark sense of humor that will make you wince or better yet send you into uncontrollable fits of laughter.
 

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User Review  - schatzi - LibraryThing

I wish that I had enjoyed this memoir more. Askowitz is brutally honest about her pregnancy, her ex-girlfriend, her friends, her family, and a friend who died of cancer. She really holds nothing back ... Read full review

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User Review  - staffoa - LibraryThing

I was laughing from page one! What a quick and delightful read appropriate for anyone considering parenthood---alone or with another. The fact that Andrea is a lesbian is just a small portion of the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 9
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Section 19
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Section 21
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Section 31
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Section 35
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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About the author (2008)

Andrea Askowitz is a full-time mom, writer and founder of Bike Out, a non-profit 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. “Andrea Askowitz brilliant debut memoir is the exact kind of thing I’m always looking for at the bookstore—something that reads like an intimate yet super funny, painfully true letter from my very best friend. Andrea is like a girl version of David Sedaris or Augusten Burroughs, mining perfect comedic moments from the very worst of life’s offerings. You don’t have to be miserable, lonely or a lesbian to completely relate to the hilarious journey that is Andrea’s life.”—Jill Soloway, writer on Six Feet Under “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 “Hilarious and all too true. After my own miserable lesbian pregnancy, Andrea Askowitz’s confessions cheered me up immeasurably.”—Ariel Gore, author of The Hip Mama Survival Guide

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