Crybaby: Infertility, Illness, and Other Things That Were Not the End of the World (Paperback)
A self-described crybaby who sees the end of the world lurking around every corner, Cheryl E. Klein has relied on planning and hard work to reach her goals and avoid catastrophe. But when she and her partner find their plans for a baby dashed over and over--first by infertility, then miscarriage, and finally a breast cancer diagnosis--Klein's carefully structured life, marriage, and belief system begin to crumble. Adding a detour through the fickle world of open adoption seems like the last thing she should do; yet where she lacks control, she finds adventure. Empathetic, candid, and often humorous, Crybaby is the story of what happens when a failed perfectionist and successful hypochondriac is forced to make room in her life for grief and joy, fear and hope, all at the same time.