An autobiography from a cartoonist at the top of her game, Kid Gloves is Lucy Knisley’s latest work. It explores her struggles with fertility and conception as well as dealing with the history of women’s reproductive and sexual health. Knisley specializes in the kind of non-fiction storytelling which is a compelling and honest account but also, thanks to the format and pacing, is hugely enjoyable to read. Her previous works like Relish and Something New cover big life moments in the same fresh and frank way, while grappling with the stuff of life – age and illness, uncertainty and attachment. Kid Gloves details her decision to become a parent and the difficulties and emotions of that journey. Its a fascinating, moving personal story and informative too.
First Second 2019