If your nightstand is stacked with tomes about getting pregnant, you might be ready for something a little different. Phoebe Potts’s recently published memoir, Good Eggs (HarperCollins), is a graphic (think comic-style) memoir about the journey Potts and her husband, Jeffrey Marshall, took in their attempts to become parents. Comics may not be everyone's ideal form for telling a tale that can have way too little comic relief, but it works well for Potts – and anyone else who could use a little gallows humor (or just the regular kind) – as she describes what she's called her “fertility odyssey.” In writing about her book in the Huffington Post last September, Potts brings a candid, original voice (and eye) to the topic of infertility, not to mention the rest of her life:
"I've learned recently that many women feel ashamed to talk about their struggles with infertility. It never occurred to me to be ashamed to talk about it -- the only reason I didn't tell many folks when I was going through it is because you never know when someone is going to say something stupid. It's not that I want to distance myself from the herd -- no, hordes -- of women going through this. It's that I am an artist who happened to be going through infertility. Drawing and writing about it wasn't just cathartic, it's what I do."