Debutante Amy Klein Makes Her Launch into the Literary World

Drum roll please!! It’s launch week for Debutante Amy Klein. Amy steps out onto the ballroom floor with The Trying Game: Get Through Fertility Treatment and Get Pregnant Without Losing Your Mind, which hit shelves this week. From the author of “Fertility Diary” for the New York Times Motherlode blog comes a reassuring, no-nonsense guide to both the emotional and practical process of trying to get pregnant, written with the smarts, warmth, and honesty of a woman who has been in the trenches.

Amy’s book is the perfect blend of memoir and manual, and will be an invaluable resource for thousands of women as they traverse the sometimes rocky path to having a baby.

Amy has been there. Faced with fertility obstacles, she quickly became an expert. After nine rounds of IVF, four miscarriages, three acupuncturists, two rabbis, and one reproductive immunologist, she finally became a mother. And she wrote about it all for the New York Times Motherlode blog.

Now, Amy has written the book she wishes she’d had when she was trying to get pregnant. With advice from medical experts as well as real women, she outlines your options every step of the way, from questions you should ask to advice on getting your mother-in-law to mind her own beeswax.

Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, calls The Trying Game “A compassionate, often funny, well-researched, and ultimately empowering guide.”

“Infertility can be incredibly difficult to navigate emotionally and physically,” says William Schoolcraft, MD, founder and medical director of CCRM Fertility. “As an IVF veteran, Amy Klein does an exceptional job of tapping into the emotional aspects of the infertility journey while also providing readers with helpful information about various fertility treatments from medical experts.”

Congratulations, Amy!

Author: Lisa Braxton

Lisa Braxton is an Emmy-nominated former television journalist, an essayist, short story writer, and novelist. Her debut novel, The Talking Drum, is forthcoming from Inanna Publications in spring 2020. She is a fellow of the Kimbilio Fiction Writers Program and a book reviewer for 2040 Review. Her stories and essays have appeared in literary magazines and journals. She received Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest magazine’s 84th and 86th annual writing contests in the inspirational essay category. Her website: