#READ BOOK è Knocked Up, Knocked Down: Postcards of Miscarriage and Other Misadventures from the Brink of Parenthood ñ eBook or E-pub free

A very candid, honest, raw account of a couple dealing with the affects of miscarriage stillbirth A very candid, honest, raw account of a couple dealing with the affects of miscarriage stillbirth Monica Lemoine offers her personal story of infant loss with a raucous humor that contains honesty and pathos Although laugh out loud funny, the book does show the serious side of Lemoine s losses.This book has been referred to as an anti memoir I call it memoir with attitude.Lemoine is a superb writer Her tone is chummy and conversational, and her story unfolds gracefully Although I loved this book, I would not recommend it to a newly bereaved mother. #READ BOOK Û Knocked Up, Knocked Down: Postcards of Miscarriage and Other Misadventures from the Brink of Parenthood í Monica Murphy LeMoine is used to writing postcards from strange, faraway places After years of traveling around the world with her Peace Corps sweetheart turned husband, she finds herself on a blissfully ignorant journey toward new parenthood But when the pregnancy ends before it s supposed to, Monica is abruptly launched into a different kind of world that nothing in life has prepared her for It is up to Monica to navigate this strange land of almost parenthood, make sense of her own confusing grief for real and imagined lives lost, and ultimately learn to move forward without someone she loves A memoir told in postcards, Knocked up, Knocked Down is about finding solace in the most surprising places when life knocks you to the ground And if you have ever lost a loved one, this uplifting story will help you move upward, too Monica Murphy LeMoine worked all over the world with the Peace Corps and grew up in a family that never had time to sit around and wallow She never comes close to that in this deeply and darkly funny, anti trauma memoir Refusing to accept the grief package defined by well meaning counselors who said she d never recover, this book calmly and firmly replies, bull % Christina Gombar, prize winning author, Literary Editor for Exhale, and reviewer for Bookslut and London Review of Books We have different sensibilities and different senses of humor, but I m glad this book exists. A book about baby loss A must read for anyone who has lost a baby or who knows someone who has Real and heart wrenching, yet humorous and uplifting A quote from this book to describe it perfectly Forgive me when I cry Occasionally, I can t help it Forgive me when I don t cry I can t help being happy because it s my nature. How can a book about stillbirths and miscarriages still make you laugh This book has the perfect amount of humor, with passages that make you weep for the parents who I happen to know and their tribulations in dealing with such sad, sad circumstances The ways that Monica and Kevin deal with the decisions they face make you realize that life really is the way you look at things READ THIS BOOK Written about her experiences with a miscarriage and a stillbirth, I found myself both tearing up, and laughing with the author I appreciated her raw and honest approach to her grief journey For me, it wasn t a cliche approach, or meant to fix youit was just easy to read and relate to. Compelling and at times darkly funny read about subject matter that could be a real downer but that LeMoine addresses with black humor and a courageous refusal to apologize for being anyone other than her drinking, fun loving self. I ll be honest here I didn t want this book to end I devoured it almost whole I wanted to put it down time and time again and give myself time between parts but I couldn t do it It was that good.If you ve ever experienced the devastating blow that is having a miscarriage or delivering a stillborn baby, this book is for you Monica, the author, experienced both, on separate occasions Yet this book is anything but weepy and depressing She tells it like it is, with humor and truths that most I ll be honest here I didn t want this book to end I devoured it almost whole I wanted to put it down time and time again and give myself time between parts but I couldn t do it It was that good.If you ve ever experienced the devastating blow that is having a miscarriage or delivering a stillborn baby, this book is for you Monica, the author, experienced both, on separate occasions Yet this book is anything but weepy and depressing She tells it like it is, with humor and truths that most people won t understand but you will find yourself nodding, crying, and feeling a certain kinship with her situation.I will probably read this severaltimes, on particularly tough days days where I just want to know that there are other people out there who ve had it way worse and who have managed to come out better than ok in the end A definite mood lifter one that puts you your own personal situation into perspective, which is something I have so desperately needed.Also, I definitely read the salsa chapter to my husband And he laughed with me Happysigh Monica Murphy LeMoine has penned a lovely, honest and comic memoir on pregnancy and infant loss If anyone is discouraged by dripping syrupy sympathies, this short read is definitely for you I cried and laughed out loud and felt understood I don t know how this book hasn t been distributedwidely.