Chicana butch Karleen Pendleton Jiménez has known she wanted to have a baby almost as long as she has known she wasn't a girly girl. Having other things going on in her twenties and no chance of getting pregnant accidentally, she doesn't get around to trying to get knocked up until her mid-30s, which is not typically easy for lesbians in the best of times.
As it turns out, Pendleton Jiménez's journey to pregnancy is not one of those best of times scenarios. She has to employ a number of techniques and spend lots of dough in her quest, sharing the experience with the reader in a casual intimate voice that reveals her vulnerabilities as well as her strengths. It's the kind of writing I honestly prefer in a zine, not a book, but at 164 pages you understand why the thing needs a spine.
Can you believe this?!?:
"...it was against the law to store and inseminate 'homosexual' sperm."
And this is Canada
"Of course. Why didn't I think of it before? We should have been asking the straight women for sperm all along, not the men.