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More Praise for How to Get a Girl Pregnant

By Tightrope Books | February 1st, 2012 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

 

Pickle Me This has reviewed How to Get a Girl Pregnant, Karleen Pendleton Jiménez’s memoir of her attempts to fulfill her dreams of motherhood as a butch Chicana lesbian. Jiménez is praised for how “she makes herself as vulnerable in her narrative as she did in the experiences she writes of.”

More Attention for How to Get a Girl Pregnant

By Tightrope Books | November 29th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Karleen Pendleton Jiménez, author of How to Get a Girl Pregnant, has done another interview with Xtra! on her debut memoir. Here she talks about how isolating the fertility experience felt, how writing helped remind her she wasn’t alone, and the difference between teaching and writing a book.

Read the interview here: http://www.xtra.ca/public/Toronto/How_to_Get_a_Girl_Pregnant-11103.aspx

Coming Out This Fall

By Tightrope Books | September 13th, 2011 | Print This Post | Email This Post | Leave a Comment

Fall is always an exciting time of the year. The seasons are changing but most importantly you get to see our new books!

We have exciting new books coming out!

The Best Canadian Poetry 2011 guest edited by Priscila Uppal and The Best Canadian Essays 2011 guest edited by Ibi Kaslik series are coming in with new collections to get you thinking. Forthcoming October 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Get a Girl Pregnant: a memoir by Karleen Pendleton Jimenez is a frank and funny memoir about a dyke trying to get pregnant. Jimenez has known that she was gay since she was three years old and the dream of wanting a baby only  complicates matters. How are you supposed to get pregnant if you are gay? Go to a sperm bank? Ask your friends to donate sperm? Picking up random men at restaurants or nightclubs? This memoir depicts the hardships of being gay and trying to get pregnant, the challenges, the joys and adventures. It is coming out November 2011.

 

 

 

Onion Man by Kathryn Mockler

This sparse and powerful poetic debut, weaves a tale of heartache, dissolution, and coming of age. Onion Man is a series of linked poems that are set in the  1980s in London, Ontario. The poems are told through the point of view of an eighteen-year-old girl and the tribulations of her life in a corn canning factory over the summer. There’s her terminally ill grandfather, her boyfriend, her alcoholic mother and the Onion Man, he likes to eat onions like apples. When tragedy strikes the Onion Man, the eighteen-year-old girl realizes that she needs to change her path in life.  Coming out November 2011.