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Brown Paper Press
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5.0 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Cheryl E. Klein is also the author of a story collection, The Commuters (City Works Press) and a novel, Lilac Mines (Manic D Press). Her stories and essays have appeared in Blunderbuss, Entropy, The Normal School, and several anthologies. Her work has been honored by the MacDowell Colony and the Center for Cultural Innovation. A lifelong Southern Californian, she works in the nonprofit sector while serving as columnist and co-editor for MUTHA Magazine. Klein lives in Southern California with her partner and son.
"A beautiful and rare act of storytelling that will make you feel less alone, and will make you laugh. A gorgeous book!" -- Jen Pastiloff, author of On Being Human
"Candid and empathic, Crybaby depicts obstacles of the body, from miscarriage to cancer. Along the way, a triumph of the soul emerges." -- Jessica Zucker, author of I Had a Miscarriage: A Memoir, a Movement
"I'm grateful to Cheryl Klein for being real about all the messy emotions tied to the strange and powerful desire for a child, and for bringing us on this tightly written, unsparingly honest ride. I found myself rooting wildly for her--and for everyone daring to take on such a common human experience from their most uncommon queer lives." -- Michelle Tea, author of Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My (In)Fertility
"Crybaby is a visceral roller coaster of love, unexpected health challenges (that would have broken most women), and a rocky road to motherhood. Klein's resilience and words captivated me." -- Nefertiti Austin, author of Motherhood So White: A Memoir of Race, Gender, and Parenting in America
"Crybaby is a wild ride through waves of lovehood, sickhood, motherhood, and humanhood." -- Susan Straight, author of In the Country of Women
"In this fiercely honest, sharply observed memoir diving into the tumult of relationships, living with cancer, infertility, longing, loss, and complicated hope, Cheryl E. Klein surfaces with insights bright and beautiful as sea glass." -- Shira Spector, author of Red Rock Baby Candy
"Cheryl E. Klein's superpower is knowing herself. Reading Crybaby felt like hanging out with a very good friend." -- Andrea Askowitz, author of My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy
"Crybaby is a story of perseverance, of understanding, of showing up--for oneself and for one another. I felt my own body move with the turn of a page." -- Miah Jeffra, author of The Violence Almanac