- Paperback: 308 pages
- Publisher: Porcupine Press trading under DGR Writing & Resear; 2nd ed. edition (January 27, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0620430303
- ISBN-13: 978-0620430302
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,168,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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So Close: Infertile and Addicted to Hope 2nd ed. Edition
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- Well-written and professionally edited (many other fertility memoirs are neither of these)
- Dreadfully honest but with surprising humor
- Plenty of pointers and treatment explanations for friends and family of anyone suffering infertility - practically a Miss Manners column of fertility etiquette
- The author and her husband endured nearly every treatment and tragedy during their journey. Therefore this book can acquaint you with just about any scenario you may experience on your own journey to build a family.
- The author and her husband did ultimately build their family and so you will not lose your will to carry on trying when you read this one!
I have read plenty of other infertility memoirs from the woman's perspective including: "Waiting for Daisy" by Peggy Orenstein (a great book), "The Empty Picture Frame" by Jenna Nadeau (good but poorly edited and positively humorless), "Inconceivable" by Julia Indichova (probably not a realistic example for most women with real fertility issues), "A Few Good Eggs" by Julie Vargo and Maureen Regan (funny but less a story than a how-to). "So Close" was hands-down my favorite.
(If you're looking for something from the male perspective I recommend the brilliant "The Brotherhood of Joseph" by Brooks Hansen - SO SO SO much better than "Maybe Baby" by Matthew Miller.)
A must read for to all affected by infertility, directly or indirectly. Had me spellbound, laughing and crying and sometimes not quite knowing whether I should be laughing or crying or both. What is that emotion that sits between laughter and crying anyway? Read the book and find out.
So Close traces and follows the intricate labyrinth of emotions associated with infertility and puts words in those wordless spaces where most of us are too shocked, embarrassed or dumbstruck to utter anything coherently meaningful.
Definitely the most fun book (on a less that fun subject) out there.
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I finished this book in one sitting. My heart was breaking and my side was aching from laughter all at once. Tertia let us into her struggle with such honest and raw emotion. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Julie Aguas
My cousin told me about this book an I had to buy it. I couldn't put it down since I bought it.Published on August 25, 2013 by Awesome
This is absolutely the best fertility journey I have read. I cried, laughed, and found a sense of renewed hope that I was sure was gone forever. Read morePublished on August 13, 2011 by InfertileOhio
I couldn't put this book down and I read it in one night. I found myself laughing and crying throughout the book. Read morePublished on March 4, 2010 by Obe1 Kanobie
I've been waiting for this book for ages to be available in the United States and was very eager to read it. I wasn't disappointed. Read morePublished on September 3, 2009 by Mijoh
I have been waiting for this book to be available in the states. Definitely worth the wait. Tertia is an amazing woman with a great writing style. Read morePublished on February 21, 2009 by Jane