Posted by Kate Weldon LeBlanc
I was pleased to learn that the JF&CS Center for Early Relationship Support is a co-sponsor of Mayyim Hayyim’s “Drawn from Life” exhibit, but I must admit I was a little wary when I heard that one of the featured artists, Phoebe Potts, has written a graphic novel about infertility. My first thought was “a comic book about such an intimate and heartbreaking subject?!” Now admittedly, I have no experience with graphic novels, but I do have experience with infertility and could not imagine how this could work.
Then I heard Phoebe on the radio, immediately liked what she had to say and how she said it, and I was intrigued. So I bought Good Eggs and read it over the span of just one cold winter night. This alone is praise because lately it takes me two months to read a book. Good Eggs is clearly no comic book. It’s a heartfelt memoir that just happens to be in this format, and it makes total sense that Phoebe would tell her story this way since she is an artist.