VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT // Myriam Steinberg - Catalogue Baby: A Memoir of (In)Fertility

Due to the COVID-19 this will now be a virtual event held on Zoom.

Join author Myriam Steinberg for a discussion of her new graphic novel Catalogue Baby: A Memoir of (In)Fertility on Thursday, June 24th at 7PM!

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A deeply moving tragicomic graphic memoir about a single woman's efforts to conceive in her forties.

A few months after Myriam Steinberg turned forty, she decided she couldn't wait any longer to become a mother. She made the difficult decision to begin the process of conceiving a child without a partner. With her family and friends to support her, she picked a sperm donor and was on her way.

But Myriam's journey was far from straightforward. She experienced the soaring highs and devastating lows of becoming pregnant and then losing her babies. She grappled with the best decision to make when choosing donors or opting for a medical procedure. She experienced first-hand the silences, loneliness, and taboos that come with experiences of fetal loss. Unafraid to publicize her experiences, though, she found that, in return, friends and strangers alike started sharing their own fertility stories with her. Although the lack of understanding and language around fetal loss and grief often made it very hard to navigate everyday life, she nonetheless found solace in the community around her who rallied to support her through her journey.

Through it all, Myriam remained hopeful and here she unflinchingly shares her story with wry humour, honesty, and courage. Beautifully illustrated by Christache, Catalogue Baby is one woman's story of tragedy and beating the odds, and is a resource for all women and couples who are trying to conceive. Catalogue Baby is a compassionate portrait of fertility and infertility that hasn't been seen before.


Myriam Steinberg lives a life soaked in culture. She has spent years making art and organizing festivals. She is now entering the world of graphic novels. The craziness of her last several years of trying to conceive a child have inspired her to share her story with the world in the hopes that it will help others.


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Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 7:00pm
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This is a virtual event.
Catalogue Baby: A Memoir of (In)Fertility Cover Image
By Myriam Steinberg, Christache (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781989603642
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Page Two Books, Inc. - March 2nd, 2021

A deeply moving tragicomic graphic memoir about a single woman's efforts to conceive in her forties.