The Bad News Island: An Interview With Tour Guide Melissa Ford

June 19, 2009

In MY day, when people found out they couldn’t have children, they gave up their power to the men in the white coats. We allowed the men in white coats to poke and prod us without completely understanding the whys. We suffered alone, isolated. And we liked it! We loved it! Today, wussy modern people […]

Book Tour: The Red Tent

May 26, 2009

The first time I read The Red Tent: I was living in the land in which Part One was set (today’s northern Syria). I was undergoing IVF in isolation, away from family and friends. No internet (gasp!). I was in the midst of producing the K-12 school play, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (that […]

Manicures & Martinis & MDs

May 20, 2009

One of these things is not like the others. One of these things just doesn’t belong Can you guess which thing is not like the others…? The Sesame Street song was in my head as the nail tech pushed back my cuticles at the American Fertility Association‘s Manicures & Martinis event last week in Denver. […]

So Close: a Book Shower

May 3, 2009

Have you heard about all the books being born from the ALI community? We’re pretty darn fertile in the pages department. There’s The Land of If: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options by Melissa Ford. There’s Silent Sorority: A Barren Woman Gets Busy, Angry, Lost and Found by Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos. And now, So Close: […]