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A deeply moving tragicomic graphic memoir about a single woman’s efforts to conceive in her forties. A few months after Myriam Steinberg turned forty, she decided she couldn’t wait any longer to become a mother. She made the difficult decision to begin the process of conceiving a child without a partner. With her family and friends to support her, she picked a sperm donor a A deeply moving tragicomic graphic memoir about a single woman’s efforts to conceive in her forties. A few months after Myriam Steinberg turned forty, she decided she couldn’t wait any longer to become a mother. She made the difficult decision to begin the process of conceiving a child without a partner. With her family and friends to support her, she picked a sperm donor and was on her way. But Myriam’s journey was far from straightforward. She experienced the soaring highs and devastating lows of becoming pregnant and then losing her babies. She grappled with the best decision to make when choosing donors or opting for a medical procedure. She experienced first-hand the silences, loneliness, and taboos that come with experiences of fetal loss. Unafraid to publicize her experiences, though, she found that, in return, friends and strangers alike started sharing their own fertility stories with her. Although the lack of understanding and language around fetal loss and grief often made it very hard to navigate everyday life, she nonetheless found solace in the community around her who rallied to support her through her journey. Through it all, Myriam remained hopeful and here she unflinchingly shares her story with wry humour, honesty, and courage. Beautifully illustrated by Christache, Catalogue Baby is one woman’s story of tragedy and beating the odds, and is a resource for all women and couples who are trying to conceive. Catalogue Baby is a compassionate portrait of fertility and infertility that hasn’t been seen before.


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A deeply moving tragicomic graphic memoir about a single woman’s efforts to conceive in her forties. A few months after Myriam Steinberg turned forty, she decided she couldn’t wait any longer to become a mother. She made the difficult decision to begin the process of conceiving a child without a partner. With her family and friends to support her, she picked a sperm donor a A deeply moving tragicomic graphic memoir about a single woman’s efforts to conceive in her forties. A few months after Myriam Steinberg turned forty, she decided she couldn’t wait any longer to become a mother. She made the difficult decision to begin the process of conceiving a child without a partner. With her family and friends to support her, she picked a sperm donor and was on her way. But Myriam’s journey was far from straightforward. She experienced the soaring highs and devastating lows of becoming pregnant and then losing her babies. She grappled with the best decision to make when choosing donors or opting for a medical procedure. She experienced first-hand the silences, loneliness, and taboos that come with experiences of fetal loss. Unafraid to publicize her experiences, though, she found that, in return, friends and strangers alike started sharing their own fertility stories with her. Although the lack of understanding and language around fetal loss and grief often made it very hard to navigate everyday life, she nonetheless found solace in the community around her who rallied to support her through her journey. Through it all, Myriam remained hopeful and here she unflinchingly shares her story with wry humour, honesty, and courage. Beautifully illustrated by Christache, Catalogue Baby is one woman’s story of tragedy and beating the odds, and is a resource for all women and couples who are trying to conceive. Catalogue Baby is a compassionate portrait of fertility and infertility that hasn’t been seen before.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    P.W. Bridgman

    A Bravura Performance It takes many personal qualities to take challenging life experiences, live through them, learn from them and, ultimately, transmute them into literary art for the benefit of others. They include strength of character, wisdom, insight, empathy for the similarly challenged, talent as a writer, and much more. Author Myriam Steinberg has all of these qualities in abundance. On her pathway to conceiving and, ultimately, giving birth to two beautiful twins in her forties, she wea A Bravura Performance It takes many personal qualities to take challenging life experiences, live through them, learn from them and, ultimately, transmute them into literary art for the benefit of others. They include strength of character, wisdom, insight, empathy for the similarly challenged, talent as a writer, and much more. Author Myriam Steinberg has all of these qualities in abundance. On her pathway to conceiving and, ultimately, giving birth to two beautiful twins in her forties, she weathered many storms that, one has to believe, would have defeated most people. Times of excitement and hopefulness were overtaken by traumatic disappointments, again and again. As the tyrannical ticking of her biological clock became ever louder and more insistent, she endured a succession of miscarriages and failed attempts to conceive. Throughout, Steinberg's psychological state oscillated between hope and despair. Though she was amply supported by a deeply loving family and dear friends, her journey was, unavoidably, a quintessentially personal one that in many ways she had to travel alone, arriving finally, and almost unexpectedly, at the destination she hoped for. Catalogue Baby--a graphic novel--is the chronicle of Steinberg's journey. What strength and commitment it must have taken to relive her experiences and then set them down in writing for others to follow. As befits its subject matter, Steinberg's book is deeply personal and graphically graphic. It is not reading suited to the faint of heart. But the gift it offers readers is found in its truth-telling, by turns tender and discomfiting, as the author brings the reader through the wrenching peaks and valleys of a seemingly endless pursuit of an uneventful birth and the beginning of parenthood. That it all ends well is, in a sense, beside the point. Not all women seeking to conceive and give birth in their forties will find their way to the endpoint that Steinberg reached. That needs to be, and is, frankly acknowledged: some of the alchemy of conception leading to birth lies beyond everyone's reach and, regrettably, fate can be capricious. But Catalogue Baby will serve readers well by providing a sympathetic but also painfully honest portrayal of what such journeys entail. Now, do not be misled into thinking that this book is all darkness and sombre notes sounding in a minor key. The difficult subject matter of Catalogue Baby is often leavened, here and there, by dark, (and sometimes lighter), and always clever, humour. And the loving support Steinberg received from family and friends is well-conveyed in an endearing and grateful way. That part of the narrative also helps the reader through the darker episodes. Steinberg's text--that is, the articulate telling of her tale in well-chosen words--is beautifully complemented by images that have been deftly drawn by illustrator Christache. The combination of text and image produces an extraordinary gestalt that gives profound insights into both an elementally human drama and into Steinberg's character, making us all her cheerleaders and, in the end, her admirers. Women contemplating giving birth in their forties ought not be warned off the idea by Catalogue Baby; rather, because Steinberg has chosen to tell her story, such women can embark (or not) upon that process with their eyes open and with a much better understanding of what may await them. That, in the end, will be the lasting legacy here. Steinberg has transmuted a dizzyingly challenging, and monumentally personal, life experience into art that, with honesty and candour, informs and enlightens. There ought to be copies in the waiting rooms of all OB/GYN practitioners across North America and beyond. Steinberg would likely say that it would have helped her to have such a volume to give her a sense of what to expect when she set off, in her forties, in pursuit of parenthood. Through her efforts, those who in the future are contemplating later-in-life childbearing will have not only a beautiful, but an instructive and empathetic, resource to which to turn. Brava, Ms. Steinberg!

  2. 5 out of 5

    John D

    This graphic novel is a courageous and remarkably candid book. It tells, in words and with its gifted images, the events, losses and grief, and eventual joy, of a long journey to motherhood. it will be a companion for women who are experiencing infertility and miscarriage, and it will also be a heart-opening story about an experience, a series of experiences, that have mostly been private, lonely and unknown to us who have not had to struggle in this way. For eleven years, Myriam Steinberg was t This graphic novel is a courageous and remarkably candid book. It tells, in words and with its gifted images, the events, losses and grief, and eventual joy, of a long journey to motherhood. it will be a companion for women who are experiencing infertility and miscarriage, and it will also be a heart-opening story about an experience, a series of experiences, that have mostly been private, lonely and unknown to us who have not had to struggle in this way. For eleven years, Myriam Steinberg was the producer of The In The House Festival, which held many and varied events in people’s houses and backyards – musicians, dancers, magicians, circus acts performing in small spaces for intimate audiences. The Festival was a great success but it was a more than full-time job – producer, designer, fund-raiser, venue finder; always on the lookout for talent, venues and funding. Myriam burned out – badly. During her recovery and as she was approaching forty she knew she wanted to have a child and she felt the urgency. The complex dance of finding a partner who was willing and eager to have a child did not work for her, and she decided to have a child on her own. Since she did not have a “special someone” to share all the intimate details with, she decided to document the journey to motherhood by photography, and a willing friend volunteered. These photographs became source material for this book. She says about this documenting: “No moment would be too private”, and this is one of the most remarkable things about this book – we are privileged to follow Myriam through all of the twists and turns of the journey – nothing held back. We follow her through first pregnancy, miscarriage (“no one ever told me this could happen!”) and her devastation. The climbing gym became her refuge. More sperm donors, more inseminations. After 7 or 8 tries, another pregnancy, only to be terminated because of fetal abnormalities. More heartbreak. In all, seven tries with Intra-Unterine Insemination and three tries with In Vitro Fertilization, resulting in three miscarriages and four unsuccessful fertilizations. And all the while, as she struggles with her own health, she nurses a very sick bunny back from the brink – a life-giving distraction. We learn the infuriating advice people gave that was not helpful, and how to give the support she needed. In the end Myriam chooses an egg donor and after more than four years, gives birth to twins Isaac and Abegail, and she feels “like the luckiest woman on earth”. The story has suffering and loss in it, but it is not a downer. This is a heroine’s journey. The thread throughout is sorrow and grief, but also courage, determination and love, both Myriam’s love and the love of her supportive community. And although it is not always the case in stories about infertility, this one has a happy and inspiring ending. A wonderful, essential book that sings to the sorrows of this journey and celebrates the fierceness of a love and the joy of appreciative love that survives and extends as her infants grow and flourish. Reviewed by John Swanson, author of "an almost hand, beckoning", poetry and street photography from Vancouver and Paris, published by Blurb Books in 2019.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Natasha Kulusic

    This book is AMAZING!!!!! I could not put it down. The day I bought it, I stayed up until 3 a.m. reading it. It is such a wonderful first-hand narrative and experience of (in)fertility and the journey to parenthood, whether it is single or partnered. This book particularly spoke to me as I am also a single mother by choice (baby is coming soon) like the author and I too have suffered the devastation of miscarriage. I wish this was available for me to read at the time when I was starting out my j This book is AMAZING!!!!! I could not put it down. The day I bought it, I stayed up until 3 a.m. reading it. It is such a wonderful first-hand narrative and experience of (in)fertility and the journey to parenthood, whether it is single or partnered. This book particularly spoke to me as I am also a single mother by choice (baby is coming soon) like the author and I too have suffered the devastation of miscarriage. I wish this was available for me to read at the time when I was starting out my journey and at the time when I suffered my loss. It would have helped me normalize all of my feelings and pain I felt. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is dealing with infertility and to all those women who set out on creating a family by themselves as we have decided. It is truly eye opening and so wonderfully written and illustrated. Future single mothers by choice would benefit more from a book like this than something general written in the 1970s (as I did when I started my journey).

  4. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    This novel was honestly breathtaking. I was so blown away by the personal and intimate details that Myriam shared, and by her inspiring story of motherhood and community. This book was filled with such depth and honesty, and I am so happy that she made this story. The illustrates by Christache elevated the story and highlighted so many key aspects of the book in an interring and well-drawn way. I know that this story is personal and when it comes to telling personal stories like this, sometimes This novel was honestly breathtaking. I was so blown away by the personal and intimate details that Myriam shared, and by her inspiring story of motherhood and community. This book was filled with such depth and honesty, and I am so happy that she made this story. The illustrates by Christache elevated the story and highlighted so many key aspects of the book in an interring and well-drawn way. I know that this story is personal and when it comes to telling personal stories like this, sometimes it can be hard to exactly express yourself but Myriam showed no difficulties, her character in the book (herself) was extremely well developed, the dialog was engaging and she simple captivated me. While reading I felt myself cheering on Myriam’s wins and feeling how dark the lows got, but all in all this story is one of dedication and love. This very well may be the best graphic novel I read for 2021. I was sent an advanced copy from the publishers via edelweiss for an honest review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Little

    I'm in awe of Myriam Steinberg's absolute courage in sharing her personal journey with such authenticity, rawness, tenderness, humor and grit... This autobiographical graphic novel was so gripping, I couldn't stop reading and finished it all in one sitting! It feels like you are on a rollercoaster as she takes you through the extreme ups and downs of trying to conceive and the epic marathon of maintaining the dream of motherhood while experiencing such profound grief and physical duress. Heart-w I'm in awe of Myriam Steinberg's absolute courage in sharing her personal journey with such authenticity, rawness, tenderness, humor and grit... This autobiographical graphic novel was so gripping, I couldn't stop reading and finished it all in one sitting! It feels like you are on a rollercoaster as she takes you through the extreme ups and downs of trying to conceive and the epic marathon of maintaining the dream of motherhood while experiencing such profound grief and physical duress. Heart-wrenching and heart-expanding - this story is so necessary to hear because it is SO rarely shared yet many have endured it behind closed doors. HUGE admiration to Myriam the author and Christache the illustrator for bringing this extraordinary creation to life!!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    This is a compelling, visceral, and gorgeous memoir of one woman's years-long journey to single motherhood. The raw power of this book will stop you in your tracks. It blows open the doors to conversations about the realities of womens' experiences with infertility in a way that I don't think has ever been done before. Myriam Steinberg lays bare the truth of her many attempts to conceive a child, replete with all of the attendant highs and lows. The graphic novel format turns out to be a perfect This is a compelling, visceral, and gorgeous memoir of one woman's years-long journey to single motherhood. The raw power of this book will stop you in your tracks. It blows open the doors to conversations about the realities of womens' experiences with infertility in a way that I don't think has ever been done before. Myriam Steinberg lays bare the truth of her many attempts to conceive a child, replete with all of the attendant highs and lows. The graphic novel format turns out to be a perfect vehicle for the telling. Christache's vivid illustrations help take you right into the heart of the story. I think that this is a fantastic work that any and everybody will learn something from. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it wholeheartedly.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tara Dactyl

    I absolutely loved this graphic novel! It was literally one of the best birthy related things I have read (and I have read A LOT!). I had a hard time not reading it all in one sitting...the only thing stopping me was children demanding my attention! Lol I can’t say how much I appreciated the candid honesty. I feel like there is so much in it that is relatable to women identifying folks regardless of whether they are exploring IVF or not. The author also captures their experiences are in a way th I absolutely loved this graphic novel! It was literally one of the best birthy related things I have read (and I have read A LOT!). I had a hard time not reading it all in one sitting...the only thing stopping me was children demanding my attention! Lol I can’t say how much I appreciated the candid honesty. I feel like there is so much in it that is relatable to women identifying folks regardless of whether they are exploring IVF or not. The author also captures their experiences are in a way that could really help men folk understand the experiences of their baby-making friends and partners as well!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Janet Halperin

    This book is an amazing read! Myriam has really opened herself up and shared some of the most intimate and heart-breakingly real moments in her fertility journey in ways that few others ever do. As a fellow infertile warrior, I really identified with so many moments and truly wish this book had been available to me during the darkest days of my journey. A must read for anyone who is looking to understand this journey better, whether you are experiencing it yourself, trying to support a loved one This book is an amazing read! Myriam has really opened herself up and shared some of the most intimate and heart-breakingly real moments in her fertility journey in ways that few others ever do. As a fellow infertile warrior, I really identified with so many moments and truly wish this book had been available to me during the darkest days of my journey. A must read for anyone who is looking to understand this journey better, whether you are experiencing it yourself, trying to support a loved one who is, or even just gain more awareness for this largely hidden journey that so many people experience in painful, often shameful, silence.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Anon

    I couldn't put this book down once I opened it. It is a courageous, gutsy, frank, no holds barred take on the roller-coaster of creating life. Be prepared for the unexpected as Myriam navigates through her journey to become a mother and encounters situations that invoke every possible emotion. Throughout there is a sense of determination, empathy, humour, and the comfort of friends and family. The drawings are amazing - as they truly bring out the emotional content of the words. This is a must re I couldn't put this book down once I opened it. It is a courageous, gutsy, frank, no holds barred take on the roller-coaster of creating life. Be prepared for the unexpected as Myriam navigates through her journey to become a mother and encounters situations that invoke every possible emotion. Throughout there is a sense of determination, empathy, humour, and the comfort of friends and family. The drawings are amazing - as they truly bring out the emotional content of the words. This is a must read as it as it deals with a common but rarely spoken of fact of life for many women and families. Time to break down the barriers!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Powerful, raw and courageous! I was deeply moved by Myriam Steinberg’s epic journey to become a parent and her determination to stay on her path and not give up in the face of adversity. Myriam is incredibly brave in sharing unvarnished details about the intense physical and emotional experience of trying to conceive. Christache’s illustrations bring her story to life in playful, imaginative and intimate detail. I couldn’t put it down. I am so glad that Myriam has shared her story, as it sheds l Powerful, raw and courageous! I was deeply moved by Myriam Steinberg’s epic journey to become a parent and her determination to stay on her path and not give up in the face of adversity. Myriam is incredibly brave in sharing unvarnished details about the intense physical and emotional experience of trying to conceive. Christache’s illustrations bring her story to life in playful, imaginative and intimate detail. I couldn’t put it down. I am so glad that Myriam has shared her story, as it sheds light on topics that are rarely discussed and is an inspiration on so many levels. I learned so much from reading this book.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ellen Schlesinger

    Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Must read! It’s hard to concisely say how much this book moved me: it was so heartfelt and vulnerable. It was an honour to accompany the author on her journey and meet all her babies. The imagery was amazing, between the words and the pictures, the emotion jumped off the page. I cried twice, laughed too. The author covered every part of the journey towards parenthood including ending some relationships, the time crunch, mysticism/spirituality, the endless invasiv Excellent! Excellent! Excellent! Must read! It’s hard to concisely say how much this book moved me: it was so heartfelt and vulnerable. It was an honour to accompany the author on her journey and meet all her babies. The imagery was amazing, between the words and the pictures, the emotion jumped off the page. I cried twice, laughed too. The author covered every part of the journey towards parenthood including ending some relationships, the time crunch, mysticism/spirituality, the endless invasive medical procedures, the emotional toll, the financial cost, as well as the beautiful power of community, family, and friendship.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Anne-marie

    Miriam Steinberg graphic novel “Catalogue Baby” is fabulous. In its rendition of her personal journey through infertility and infertility treatments, she explains in a non-threatening way the many unpleasant physical side effects, as well as the psychological side effects that many people encounter when trying to get pregnant. Through humour, she shares this difficult experience in such an approachable and informative way that the reader can understand and empathize with people having personal j Miriam Steinberg graphic novel “Catalogue Baby” is fabulous. In its rendition of her personal journey through infertility and infertility treatments, she explains in a non-threatening way the many unpleasant physical side effects, as well as the psychological side effects that many people encounter when trying to get pregnant. Through humour, she shares this difficult experience in such an approachable and informative way that the reader can understand and empathize with people having personal journeys with infertility.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Denise Taschereau

    A gorgeous and honest story in which Myriam bravely shares her conception/pregnancy journey. Its visceral, emotional and full of heart. You don’t need to be a parent or woman or person challenged with conceiving. This is great storytelling for everyone, and the illustrations are fantastic and wonderfully capture the hope, disappointments, pain and possibilities. It’s educational and packs a punch. Fertility stories are too often kept locked away and Myriam bursts through the door to share this p A gorgeous and honest story in which Myriam bravely shares her conception/pregnancy journey. Its visceral, emotional and full of heart. You don’t need to be a parent or woman or person challenged with conceiving. This is great storytelling for everyone, and the illustrations are fantastic and wonderfully capture the hope, disappointments, pain and possibilities. It’s educational and packs a punch. Fertility stories are too often kept locked away and Myriam bursts through the door to share this personal experience. This is grieving and healing all mixed up together.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Joy

    This book is a remarkably honest, heartwarming, and unabashed portrayal of the tribulations and triumphs that are experienced while pursuing fertility treatments. The illustrations make it feel incredibly personal and I found myself unable to put it down once I had started, only to go back and re-read many of the different sections again over the following days. I highly recommend that everyone reads this book in order to better understand and empathize with the gut-wrenching reality of infertil This book is a remarkably honest, heartwarming, and unabashed portrayal of the tribulations and triumphs that are experienced while pursuing fertility treatments. The illustrations make it feel incredibly personal and I found myself unable to put it down once I had started, only to go back and re-read many of the different sections again over the following days. I highly recommend that everyone reads this book in order to better understand and empathize with the gut-wrenching reality of infertility and the impact it has on so many.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne Axelsen

    Catalogue baby is a book like no other. I enjoyed reading every page and found myself so captivated to the point I could not put it down. I love the illustrations! All the infertility books I have read are missing the illustration piece and this has it! The author describes her journey so well and adds humor in difficult times. If you are going through IVF, IUI or trying to get pregnant the natural way for months/years this is for you. It would also be an excellent gift to give to your friend go Catalogue baby is a book like no other. I enjoyed reading every page and found myself so captivated to the point I could not put it down. I love the illustrations! All the infertility books I have read are missing the illustration piece and this has it! The author describes her journey so well and adds humor in difficult times. If you are going through IVF, IUI or trying to get pregnant the natural way for months/years this is for you. It would also be an excellent gift to give to your friend going through infertility. It will help them feel they are not alone💕.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Gallit Zvi

    Thank you, Myriam, for writing such an honest book. Most folks don’t seem to talk about fertility openly but it is something so important to so many of us and it was so refreshing to read an honest, true story. There are some heartbreaking moments in this book but Myriam still finds a way to make you both laugh and cry while reading this beautiful graphic novel. I started it one evening and couldn’t put it down. Had to stay up a bit past my bedtime to finish it.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Michele Smolkin

    Catalogue Baby is wonderful story of courage and determination. It is a sensitive and funny rendition of the maternity journey in the modern times. It will make you cry and laugh and cry. You will learn a lot about infertility and maternity and everything in between. It is well written, drawn and told. A “catalogue” that you won’t want to put down once started and that you’ll keep forever. Myriam Steinberg is a true storyteller.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Rosabella Prasad

    "Catalogue Baby" by Miriam Steinberg is a passionate account of the trials and tribulations, and finally the joy, of achieving parenthood via IVI/IVF. Her courage, wisdom, humour and resoluteness ooze out of the pages of this beautifully illustrated graphic novel. Finally, a guidebook for all who need to know about the myriad issues related to (in)fertility! Put it high on your list of "must read" books for 2021. "Catalogue Baby" by Miriam Steinberg is a passionate account of the trials and tribulations, and finally the joy, of achieving parenthood via IVI/IVF. Her courage, wisdom, humour and resoluteness ooze out of the pages of this beautifully illustrated graphic novel. Finally, a guidebook for all who need to know about the myriad issues related to (in)fertility! Put it high on your list of "must read" books for 2021.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Felicia Chang

    Myriam's memoir is an honest and tender story about her fertility journey. Her experience may be specific, but the way she writes and shares it helps someone else who has experienced the full spectrum of emotions feel less alone. This book breaks the silence around loss and grief and provides sensitive language for those that know someone who is going through their own fertility journeys. Myriam's memoir is an honest and tender story about her fertility journey. Her experience may be specific, but the way she writes and shares it helps someone else who has experienced the full spectrum of emotions feel less alone. This book breaks the silence around loss and grief and provides sensitive language for those that know someone who is going through their own fertility journeys.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Madeleine

    What a completely engaging book. For anyone who has experienced the ups and painful downs of pregnancy, this is a cathartic read. The graphics tell as much of the story and emotion as the dialogue. I would recommend this book to anyone who has said to a friend struggling with fertility that they should adopt. Everyone should read.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Fisch Mathias

    Whoa ! This book is fascinating. Couldn’t stop reading it. I have to say that in addition to being super informative, it was also deeply moving yet funny! some of the things I discovered here even made me change my mind on certain topics. Congrats to Myriam for sharing this epic journey with us !!!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Adrienne Kehl

    I read this book in one day. What a beautiful and heart wrenching story. I cried and I smiled and I felt so privileged to get a glimpse in to Myriam's experience. It was raw and funny and devastating and uplifting. I highly recommend this to both those that are going through an infertility experience and those that support family or friends having this experience. I read this book in one day. What a beautiful and heart wrenching story. I cried and I smiled and I felt so privileged to get a glimpse in to Myriam's experience. It was raw and funny and devastating and uplifting. I highly recommend this to both those that are going through an infertility experience and those that support family or friends having this experience.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Olive

    This book is beautiful in so many ways. From the illustrations, to the tender and fierce narrative, this book reflected many of my own experiences and also taught me about how to be a good friend and community member to anyone who is experiencing loss, grief and uncertainty in their life journey. Highly recommend!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ken

    Catalogue Baby is a wonderful read! An amazing intimate candid view into the full range of emotions, experiences, challenges, highs and lows of the fertility journey. Myriam pulls back the curtain and opens the door on this most important discussion that is so not spoken and she is able to both soften and sharpen the language around it with her humor, wit, pain, despair, love and hope through all of her personal experiences along the way. A great resource for others on the journey, those looking Catalogue Baby is a wonderful read! An amazing intimate candid view into the full range of emotions, experiences, challenges, highs and lows of the fertility journey. Myriam pulls back the curtain and opens the door on this most important discussion that is so not spoken and she is able to both soften and sharpen the language around it with her humor, wit, pain, despair, love and hope through all of her personal experiences along the way. A great resource for others on the journey, those looking to gain a better understanding as well as an all round good read!

  25. 5 out of 5

    David Jones

    A highly original comic book odyssey that has urban wit of Dykes to Watch Out For and the existential musings of The Midnight Gospel. A gripping story of a woman almost unbelievable odyssey to become pregnant. It’s brutal, compelling and heartwarming.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Lani Brunn

    This book expresses emotions and experiences visually in such a powerful and relatable way. I felt like I was given a window into an intimate the details of Myriam's story, usually reserved for best friends. I highly recommend! This book expresses emotions and experiences visually in such a powerful and relatable way. I felt like I was given a window into an intimate the details of Myriam's story, usually reserved for best friends. I highly recommend!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Aimee Epp

    This book feels like a long overdue conversation, and a WARM HUG at the same time - both validating of my own experiences and those of other friends going through it, and inspiring in Myriam's own vulnerable honesty and courage. What a beautiful gift! This book feels like a long overdue conversation, and a WARM HUG at the same time - both validating of my own experiences and those of other friends going through it, and inspiring in Myriam's own vulnerable honesty and courage. What a beautiful gift!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Shea Proulx

    A beautiful, epic heart-wrenching journey softened by poignant and sensitive art. Comics at its finest.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Marian

    As a male, the book is an eye opener, not only from the perspective of Myriam doing it on her own but all women who go through this experience. More men should give it a go.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kennedy

    Funny, insightful, truth telling for anyone who has ever needed “technical support” on their journey to parenthood.

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