The Trying Game:
Get Through Fertility Treatment and Get Pregnant Without Losing Your Mind
(Ballantine, March, 2020)
Amy Klein has always written about what she’s going through, from sky-diving to bee-keeping to internet dating (pre-Tinder, thank God!) and finally, unwilling, infertility.
She grew up in a religious Jewish community in Brooklyn (not the cool parts)– which might have honed her sense of outrage at injustice. Starting out as a journalist at The Jerusalem Post, she has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Slate, Salon and even Hustler. Her New York Times “Fertility Diary” column, based on her four-year journey to have a baby, is the basis for her book.
She teaches writing and is also a Moth storyteller.
She’s not the type to EVER say suffering has a silver lining– she’d rather, as the song goes, Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece/Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash/ — but she does have a lovely daughter from the process she survived with her husband.
About The Trying Game
From the author of The New York Times “Fertility Diary” column comes a girlfriend’s guide to both the emotional and technical process of trying to get pregnant, written with the smarts, warmth, and honesty of someone who has been in the trenches.
There are so many ways to be Not Pregnant: You can be young, old, partnered, or unpartnered. Maybe you don’t have enough eggs or your partner doesn’t have enough sperm. Or maybe there’s nothing wrong except you’re Just. Not. Pregnant.
Amy Klein has been there. Faced with fertility obstacles, she quickly became an expert in reproductive endocrinology. After nine rounds of IVF, four miscarriages, three acupuncturists, two rabbis, and one reproductive immunologist, she finally became a mother.
Now, Amy has written the book she wishes she’d had when she was Not Pregnant.
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