Nice play on words, eh? Immaculate. Inadequate. Thursdays are going to be filled with materials provided by authors. You’ll never know what might show up on this next-to-last day of the traditional work week.
Today, NewAlbanyBooks welcomes Lori Leroy, nee Green, a Hoosier who has been, is, and will be providing the world with a chronicle of the struggle she and her husband have had with conception. I’ve only talked with her by phone, but my first impressions were positive. We’re dickering right now over when to invite her to New Albany for a book-signing at Destinations Booksellers and I’m sure we’ll work something out.
In the meantime, I wanted to offer you a few tidbits about the book. I’m sure some of you (or someone you know) has or is fighting this same battle to bear a child. If so, I encourage you to check out her blog and see if this is a book you’d like to read.
The book is The Inadequate Conception: From Barry White to Blastocytes: What Your Mom Didn’t Tell You About Getting Pregnant.
She also wrote a blog along the way and continues to keep up a steady stream of articles informative and entertaining. Here’s a link to my favorite post, written at Thanksgiving 2010: Why I Am Thankful for Porn!
It begins thusly: As I have talked to women across the country who are going through fertility procedures, I have noticed a common theme that probably doesn’t happen under many other circumstances—the specialized and authorized use of pornography. In fact, many women are buying their husbands porn so they can create their half of the blessed embryo.
Lori is probably just now digesting one of my preachy, long e-mails about books, bookselling, and the publishing industry. If she can endure it, you can expect to see her here sometime in the coming weeks and you can meet her yourself. And though I did not ask her permission to highlight her book and blog, I’m sure she won’t be bothered by a little publicity.
This is her “official” bio: Lori Green LeRoy is a published author and popular infertility blogger. She is also a woman with a large pair of birthing hips and who has tried for more than six years to conceive both traditionally and with the help of modern science. When she’s not getting blood drawn or undergoing an ultrasound, she is a public relations and marketing professional who lives in Indianapolis with her husband and rescued pets— two yellow English Labrador Retrievers and three cats (and yes, she realizes that she has likely crossed a crazy animal line).
For further reading, Lori’s blog is theinadequateconception.blogspot.com. Not everyone has migrated to the future of blogging: WordPress (I kid!).