kathryn-kefauver-goldbergMacDowell Fellow and MFA graduate K.K. Goldberg’s writing has appeared in the New York Times and in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including the Sun, the Gettysburg Review, the Alaska Quarterly Review, the Chicago Quarterly Review and Best Women’s Travel Writing 2009. She’s also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.

Her first book, The Doctor and the Stork: A Memoir of Modern Medical Babymaking, is forthcoming in October 2015. There are more than 150,000 twin births every year, and over five million IVF babies have been born since the technology’s inception. In this timely and compelling memoir, K.K. Goldberg offers a unique, firsthand, week-by-week reflection upon that journey—the roller coaster of a high-tech conception and high-risk multiple pregnancy. With the author’s eccentric family and wry humor in the mix, this is a universally relatable story that’s hard to put down.

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“Not just a smart and funny book about twins—a smart and funny book.” —Pamela Druckerman, bestselling author of Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting.


“If you’re very, very pregnant—if you’re cooking up two brand new humans, not just one—K.K. Goldberg has written the book for you. Filled with humor and reassurance, The Doctor and the Stork will walk beside you through each week of weirdness, discomfort and generalized anxiety. If you’re tired of reading and rereading the one page about twins in all the other pregnancy books, this is a required text—the What to Expect When You’re Expecting for the rest of us.” —Caitlin Flanagan, author of To Hell With All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewives

“If this book had been available to me as I started the IVF journey to twin parenting, it would have been so much more bearable: I would have been easier on myself, felt less alone, and been reassured that while the experience is extreme others have passed through it unscathed, or at least with only a few stretch marks.”
—Becky Worley, technology contributor ABC News/Good Morning America

“Her stories have heart, humor, and a keen eye for human foibles.”
—Sy Safransky, editor and publisher of the Sun 

“A rare writer who can give us a particular story of a very particular family that ends up speaking volumes about the state of the family, our lives, and our culture.”
—Theo Pauline Nestor, author of How to Sleep Alone in a King-Sized Bed and Writing is My Drink


When Do Twins Get Easier?

I hear this question all the time, about when it might get easier. This is my answer today: it happens all at once, and it happens over and over. They definitely get easier when you take your first family vacation that is actually fun--and find something you all enjoy equally. For me, this happened with my twin toddlers at the age of 3.5. All of us were walking on the beach in California, which one of my sons declared to be "a very deep sandbox."

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Coming in October 2015!

The Doctor and The Stork: A Memoir of Modern Medical Babymaking

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