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My Miserable Lonely Lesbian Pregnancy
Andrea Askowitz
ISBN: 9781573443159
Book (Paperback)
Cleis Press
$14.95
5 x 8
256 pages
April 28, 2008


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"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, author of Tiny Women In Shiny Pants and writer on Six Feet Under

"Funny, sad, unblinkingly honest--I would give this one to any pregnant friend and a few who aren't." -Joyce Maynard, author of At Home in the World, The Usual Rules, and To Die For

"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

"You don't have to be a miserable, lonely, pregnant lesbian to adore Andrea Askowitz's awfully funny story. Anyone who enjoys schadenfreude, laugh-out-loud asides, and frank depictions of biological horrors will love this wonderful book. You will read it dog-eared and quote the most outrageous parts at length to all your friends. An awfully funny story." --Jennifer Traig, author of Devil In the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood
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.

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 does stand-up featuring scenes from her life and book and produces the program Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud at Books & Books in Coral Gables Florida.
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