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Knocked Up, Knocked Down: Postcards of Miscarriage and Other Misadventures from the Brink of Parenthood Paperback – April 15, 2010
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The honesty with which Monica crafts each of her postcard-like narratives targets our hearts and stomachs with surgical precision. One moment we hold her hand and cry with her as her physician quietly coveys dire news, and the next we gyrate with her on the basement floor of her home during a disco dance she had organized for her expectant friends. From one alternately hilarious and terrifying tale to the next, we laugh and we cry. We hope and we heal. And as we accompany Monica on her journey, we never stop cheering for her to reach that maddeningly elusive goal of motherhood.
A note to male readers: This book is as much for us as it is for our female friends, family members, and loved ones. With grace, wit, charm, humor, and humility, Mrs. Murphy Lemoine teaches us that life's most horrendous experiences amount to far more than the damage they inflict. Indeed, she shows us that the graver the wound the greater the opportunity for emotional and spiritual growth.
After watching my own mother go through the trauma of a miscarriage and loss of a child, I better understand through Monica the trials and battles fought by these brave women. This book serves as a wonderful lesson in empathy, love, and survival. It is not only for survivors, but would benefit anybody affected by the loss of a child.
Wonderfully woven together. I laughed, I cried, I came away replete.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I devoured this book in one sitting. My husband kept coming in to check on me, first because I'd be sobbing uncontrollably ("Um, should you be reading this right now? Read morePublished 23 months ago by daylightelf
It's strange how a book with such a heavy topic can be so enjoyable. I feel like i know this woman intimately, I've been her at times and i'm loving the honesty on these pages. Read morePublished 23 months ago by sam
couldn't put it down. very well written. made me feel better to go through the stages of grief with her. very relatable. Thank you Monica Murph LeMoine for writing this book.Published on May 15, 2013 by fairy Godmother
I've read many books about pregnancy loss and this is the first one I really ENJOYED reading. The author's raw persepctive and wonderful sense of humor made this feel like a... Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by Jane G.
Knocked Up, Knocked Down is a brilliantly written book by a writer whose honesty and candour in the wake of staggering heartbreak makes it high on my list of excellent books about... Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by Nicole Breit
While I appreciate sarcasm, rhetoric, and dark humor, I found KUKD to be flat and disappointing, failing woefully to capture the essence of what baby death means even from a... Read morePublished on April 21, 2012 by Int'l Trade And Corp
A really good personal memoir includes two things, I think, above all others; 1) the author's story told in a clear & compelling manner, and 2)the author gets the reader to care... Read morePublished on November 8, 2010 by Steve Butler
While the heart-wrenching loss of a baby is, unfortunately, common, it is rarely written about with this much skill and good humor. I look forward to other books from her.Published on July 28, 2010 by John H. Uhlemann
None of my life experiences can compare to Monica's journey through pregnancy, motherhood, miscarriage, or stillbirth. Read morePublished on May 22, 2010 by Anne