Catalogue Baby: A Memoir of (In)Fertility

Myriam Steinberg (Author) Christache (Illustrator)

Product Details

$24.95  $22.95
Page Two Books, Inc.
Publish Date
March 02, 2021
7.4 X 9.9 X 0.9 inches | 1.8 pounds

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About the Author

Myriam Steinberg is currently a writer. In her past life, she was a visual artist, and event organizer. For 11 years, she was the brains and brawn of the In the House Festival, which brought live performances of all kinds into people's living rooms and backyards throughout her hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Myriam was nominated for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for her work on the festival. Her first book, Catalogue Baby, chronicles her years spent trying to conceive a child, as a single woman in her forties. Myriam is fully bilingual in French and English. @catalogue_baby
Born in Bristol, England, Christopher D. Ross (Christache) currently works as an illustrator, writer, actor and youth instructor in British Columbia, Canada. He lives with his cats, Wally and Morris, and his partner, Jill, whose love and support throughout the process of drawing this book have been indispensable and to whom he is eternally grateful. He previously illustrated the children's book Some Bunny Loves You. This is his first graphic novel. To see more of his work please visit him online at or on instagram @christachedraws.


This book is a true gift to anyone on a journey to parenthood through IVF/IUI. It is an experience most can't truly grasp unless they've been through it themselves, but seeing it through Myriam's eyes gives us a beautiful and raw glimpse of the reality of the ups and downs and relentless grief that rings true for so many. It will speak to so many still trying and in the midst of this painful journey. Myriam shows how much support we need along the way and how it's healthy to feel frustration, jealousy and hope all at once. Catalogue Baby helps normalize the conversation around infertility and the stigma attached to this topic.
--Chiemi Rajamahendran, Founder, Miss.Conception Coach

Catalogue Baby is intimate, devastating, surprisingly funny, and utterly original. Page after page, I marvelled at Myriam Steinberg's no-holds-barred look at how infertility turns lives upside down, beautifully matched by illustrator Christache's gift for capturing emotions too raw for words. You don't need to be in baby-making mode to be moved by Steinberg's heart-breaking road to motherhood. But this book, above all, is a celebration of biology, and the enduring love of family and friends. Bravo.
--Adriana Barton, journalist and author