I believe whole heartedly that I received this book at the perfect time in my life. The world is in crisis mode. So many things are shut down and for good reason. One of those things currently shut down is the fertility industry and below I will explain why this book arrived at the exact right moment.
Infertility is not something that I talk openly about with most people. I have an inner circle that “gets it” but even that group gets sick of repeating the same things to each other over and over again. This book talks very candidly and comically about all of the struggles that the infertility community goes through and I could not put it down.
The author, Lori Fox-Shandle, wrote Laughing is Conceivable: One Woman’s Extremely Funny Peek into the Extremely Unfunny World of Infertility while in the middle of her own infertility treatments and fought to put a comedic twist to it all which I greatly appreciate. She touches on everything from resentment towards our partners for not having to go through the same things as the women do, to the snide comments that people don’t even realize they are making about infertility, to the rude receptionist that views herself as the gate-keeper to the treatments that we know we need.
This book is so relatable for anyone going through IVF or any of those fun acronyms (IUI, FET) and definitely kept me laughing. It is such an easy read and truly has me inspired to start thinking about this whole thing differently. These treatments aren’t fun and at times the whole thing seems incredibly unfair but Lori’s book was a nice break from the seriousness of it all.
To those of you that don’t understand what this is all about or don’t know how to be there for someone who does, that is okay. This book would be an amazing gift just to let a friend know that you are there for them even if you can’t be in the way that you want to be. It’s a lot to understand and quite frankly, I don’t understand most of it myself even though I am in the middle of it.
Grab a copy of this book today for a refreshing comedic break from everything that you or your loved one are going through! I really can’t recommend it enough!!